Code Blue Issued for Buffalo, Warming Shelters Open

January 20, 2014 Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 12:11 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 20, 2014 Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 12:11 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) With the temperatures dipping into the teens, a Code Blue has been issued for Western New York.

In Buffalo, two warming shelters opened their doors Monday night beginning at 8 p.m.

The Buffalo City Mission and Saint Luke's Mission of Mercy will be open through 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The shelters provide a warm place to stay and sleep and warm meals for those in need.

The shelters are run completely on donations and with the particularly harsh winter which has included the blizzard, the shelters have been open in some cases on consecutive nights.

If you are in need of a place to stay or if you would like to make a donation, the shelters are located at the following addresses:

Saint Luke's Mission of Mercy
325 Walden Avenue, Buffalo

Buffalo City Mission
100 East Tupper Street, Buffalo