Brooklyn Center Church Opens Doors Ahead of Deep Freeze
Winter weather is ushering in snow and frigid temperatures. The Monday morning commute was ugly. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were over 130 crashes from 6 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. statewide.
After the snow comes plummeting temps, the first below zero readings of the season will arrive on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, the wind chill Tuesday morning will be around minus 19 degrees in the Twin Cities metro, and that has some local places opening their doors to the community.
“Some of our people don’t have the opportunity to have shelter, those who are homeless, so sometimes we see how best we can partner with Hennepin County,” said Pastor Henry Dolopei of Brooklyn United Methodist Church.
The Brooklyn Center church is an official warming center. For the next couple of days, the church will be open around the clock so that people can get out of the cold if they don’t have heat in their homes or are homeless.
“We have volunteers in our church and in the community who are going to provide soup. We’re going to provide food and blankets,” said Dolopei.
For a list of warming shelters click here.