Beyond the trouble it’s causing drivers, the wintery weather that’s hammering London this week is putting the city’s most vulnerable at risk.
The temperature is trending down heading into the Family Day long weekend, with forecasters anticipating a wind chill factor of -30 degrees by Saturday.
During these cold snaps, Salvation Army Spokesperson Perron Goodyear tells AM980 the Centre of Hope at 281 Wellington Street is ready to do whatever it takes to protect the homeless.
“The Salvation Army is always prepared even if the Centre of Hope is at capacity we have the ability to go over capacity if necessary by putting mats on the floor, whatever we need to do to get the most vulnerable in out of the extreme weather,” says Goodyear.
“Our kitchen staff there will prepare hearty things like soups and stews and stuff to help people warm up.”
Londoners looking to help are encouraged to donate any extra coats, hats, boots, and mittens they might have lying around to the Sally Ann, which will make sure they get to Londoners in need.
With files from Natalie Lovie and Jess Brady.