Due to the extreme cold weather that is forecast for this weekend, the Open Door Mission is working to keep the homeless in the area safe and warm.

For those living in the streets, abandoned buildings, in their cars or under bridges, this is just not frostbite weather, but potentially deadly conditions.

Uncovered skin could be quickly damaged due to the expected high winds and dangerously low temperatures.

Volunteers and chefs are preparing food to serve more meals to the hungry. Overflow mats are being pulled from storage for homeless men, women and children to sleep on.

In anticipation of the cold front, the Open Door Mission is in need of new or gently used pillows, blankets, towels and toilet paper. Hats, gloves, and mittens will also be handed out.

Donations can be made at the Open Door Mission's three locations:

Timberlake Outreach Center, 2107 E. Locust St., Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Elkhorn Donation and Outreach Center, 1620 N. 203rd St., Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Omaha Family Outreach Center, 2910 K St., Omaha, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monetary gifts can be made online at opendoormission.org or over the phone at 402-422-1111.

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