As temperatures dip far below freezing this weekend, be on the lookout and ready to help homeless people who may develop hypothermia.
For information about homeless centers and shelters in the DMV area and how you can give back, visit these websites: Action in Community Through Service, Bethesda Cares, Catholic Charities, Central Union Mission, Cornerstones, Covenant House Washington, Facets, Messiah United Methodist Church, New Hope Housing, Northern Virginia Family Services, Salvation Army, Street Light, Thrive DC and United Planning Organization.
In order to get shelter or additional clothing for someone in the D.C. area, call the following numbers:
-- The District: 202-399-7093 or 311 if calling within the city
-- Arlington County: 703-228-1010 (24 hours)
-- Fairfax County: 703-691-2131 (police non-emergency line)
-- Montgomery County: 311 if calling within the county
-- Prince George's County: 888-731-0999
-- Loudoun County: 703-771-5429 (Volunteers of America) or call the sheriff's office
Additionally, here is a list of warming centers in the DMV areas where homeless people may go to avoid the cold.
These centers are in Prince George's County:
The City of Manassas is opening one warming shelter:
In Charles County, the following buildings will also operate as warming centers this week: