FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Emergency shelters throughout the area could start filling up fast as temperatures fall dangerously low Thursday, Jan. 20, night.
The Fayetteville City Council passed a proposal to fund a joint effort to help house those experiencing homelessness.
The city council set a little more than $21,000 aside for multiple organizations to open a warming center. It's located at Genesis Church in Fayetteville and provides bedding, food and other resources for those in need.
City council member D'Andre Jones says there was a need for the shelter to help members of the community.
"The money that we gave, that money, it was definitely a huge portion of what is needed to support their efforts," Jones said.
The warming shelter has been in service for six days.
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