Last winter several people in Atlanta died from sleeping outside in the freezing cold. This year things are going to be different… We are excited to share with you a new program we are rolling out this winter called THREE-OH-WE-GO!
In Atlanta alone, it is estimated that 20 plus homeless people die each year from sleeping in the freezing cold. With over 7,000 counted homeless people and only 2,600 shelter beds, men, women, and children are forced to sleep out in the cold. Some seek shelter in abandoned buildings, under bridges, in cars, or in doorways. No matter what the solution, these makeshift shelters are not enough without a means to stay warm.
THREE-OH-WE-GO! is designed to help people living homeless make it through the night when the temperature in Atlanta drops below freezing.
Last year Project Live Love was able to make it out for a few of the freezing nights. However, with the lack of supplies and fore planning we were not able to go every night it was thirty degrees. We are excited that this year we have the THREE-OH-WE-GO! program in place so we can go every time.
We need your help to make this program a success. Sign up to get the Go-Night alarms via e-mail, text message, or twitter. The alarm will sound by noon the day of a coming freeze. This way you will know which nights we are going and you can join us. Additionally, we are collecting winter items. We need hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, jackets, and socks. For more information about getting involved in this program visit the THREE-OH-WE-GO! page. We look forward to seeing you this winter.
Special thanks to Georgia Natural Gas for helping making this possible.