Shelters prepare for extra guests during winter storm

Shelters prepare for extra guests during winter storm

Amarillo, TX - The winter storm is keeping local shelters busy with extra guests this week.

The Salvation Army plans on having a full house over the next couple days because of the cold weather.

They are adding 50 more beds at their downtown shelter and making sure they can provide enough food to feed extra mouths. If it snows heavily, they are considering keeping their facility open 24 hours.

For now, the hours of the shelter will remain the same and guests will have to leave from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The Salvation Army says if the weather gets worse they will reconsider staying open longer.

One guest staying at the shelter Thursday night said he is thankful to have a warm place to stay. "It makes all the difference in the world actually," said Tony Brock. "I was in an accident. I got hit by a semi-truck. So to be able to come here and have a place is a very good feeling."

Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10