Warming stations have opened up across the Mountain State to help those in need of a warm place to stay during these single-digit temperatures.
One of those places is the City Mission in Huntington, where the white flag is already up.
The white flag signifies that anyone can come in to get a warm plate of food, have a place to warm up, and even have a place to spend the night, regardless of past experiences.
With the chilling temperatures this week, City Mission Executive Director Mitch Webb says there’s been an increase in people coming into the shelter.
Webb says the City MIssion still has room left for those needing a place to sleep.
“There is no reason for anyone to be sleeping out on the street in this kind of weather,” said Webb. “That’s what we’re here for; we feel a calling of God to reach out to the homeless community in our area.”
Webb tells 13 News the white flag outside of the City Mission has been up for at least a month.
He adds that the City Mission is always there to provide people with resources and a hot meal, 24 days a week, 365 days a year.