Cold shelter opens in Nashville as temperatures fall

FOX 17 Reporter Matt Alvarez is live outside a cold shelter opened in Nashville tonight (WZTV).

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The temperatures are expected to dip into the 20’s tonight, making it much colder for those who are homeless.

Mayor Megan Barry decided to open an overflow cold weather shelter at Hadley Park Community Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. It will be open until 8 a.m. on Christmas. Mobile warming station for pets will be available.

It’s welcoming news for Derrie Miles, who’s been homeless for ten years says, ”If you can really help get more shelters we need more shelters in this state, because there’s a lot of people waiting on section 8 and checks and can’t get nowhere to stay."

Low overnight temperatures over the next several days are expected to be in the 20s.

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