Our House is collecting space heaters and monetary donations to help protect the homeless population from the cold.
Over the weekend, temperatures are expected to creep down. The National Weather Service of St. Louis issued a wind chill advisory warning of cold air and strong winds creating wind chills as a low as 15-20 degrees below zero in parts of the state Saturday.
Cold wind chill can result in hypothermia and frost bite.
Our House plans to distribute space heaters and warmth bags.
"If someone has access to electric, the heater will help," Our House said. "The warmth bags will be available for anyone who may need the blanket, hot-hands warmers, snacks"
Donations will be used to not only purchase warming items, but also potentially go towards emergency hotel rooms.
"Additionally, we are hoping to be able to provide hotel rooms for those in a state of emergency," Our House said. "We need donations in order to make all this happen."
New or gently used space heaters can be dropped off at Wiley House at 831 Jefferson St. in Fulton. Monetary donations can be made online at ourhousecallaway.org/monetary or placed in the secure mailbox at Haven House, 829 Jefferson St.
Our House's supply of warmth bags were donated by students at Fulton Public Schools.
Club leaders at Fulton High School spearheaded an effort to collect and compile over 100 warmth bags.