Cold Night Shelter Program activated in Gainesville for March 20th- 22nd

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Tuesday, March 20-Thursday, March 22. 

According to the city of Gainesville, the anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F.

St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace at the Empowerment Center will provide Cold Night Shelter services to people in need of shelter if overnight temperatures remain below 45 F, as stated in the press release.

The CNS program providers serve additional persons in need of shelter so that families and individuals desiring shelter will have a warm place to stay. This program usually runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.