With the bitterly cold temperatures this week, it means area agencies that help the homeless are a lot busier.
At the Open Door Mission in Rochester they call this kind of weather "Code Blue". That allows the mission to temporarily increase the number of beds they have available for the homeless.
Executive Director Mike Hennessy says normally they have 40 beds, but they can give temporary accomodations to 80 people. He says Rochester Police do help lead homeless people to the shelter when the weather gets like this...
"Police do regularly bring us guys, and they'll bring them right to the front door of the mission, they find guys that are in trouble and desperate and bring them right to the mission, happens all the time."
With the additional people at the shelter, that means more meals are being served, and Hennessey says donations to the open door mission are always welcome..
"Any extra food donations, any warm coat donations, any monetary donations help us pick up that slack."