Warming Shelter Sees Increase During Bitter Cold

The Fond du Lac Salvation Army’s warming shelter did see an increase in the number of people they served at the shelter during this span of bitterly cold weather. Social Services Director Ron Jacobson says winter weather does have an impact on their numbers. If it gets too cold they will keep the shelter open all day. But that is when the wind chill factor is a 25 below zero or greater. Jacobson says their numbers have been in the high twenties as far as people staying in the shelter during the bitter cold, but they have a capacity of 40 beds.