UPDATE: The Salvation Army will be opening its doors at 6:00 pm on Friday for anyone seeking shelter from the cold.

"We're expecting at least 80 but it could go up," said Lt. Harvin. 

Lt. James Harvin with the Salvation Army says they don't want to turn anyone who is seeking warmth and shelter, away.

"We've been trying to utilize the space the best we can, our numbers have been 80 and we've been trying to make as much space the last few weeks as possible, so that if there is anybody that comes later we don't refuse them and they do have a warm place to stay," said Harvin. 

But the warming shelter requires supplies, and with more people coming in, they need more donations. 

"Right now we are OK on blankets and we have a big need for white towels, socks, jackets, hand warmers," said Harvin. 

Last week the only had one volunteer, but they would like to have at least five. Volunteers are expected to help clean, set-up, hand out food, and coffee.

"Sign up on CSArmy.org or you can just show up, if you're just ready and willing to come in we'll have you sign the volunteer sheet in here and you'll be good to go," said Harvin.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Salvation Army in Chattanooga is opening its cold weather shelter on Friday night.

The shelter, located at 800 McCallie Avenue, will open at 6:00 p.m. on November 8.

Salvation Army officials say volunteers are needed at the shelter from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

The organization is also asking for towels, socks and underwear donations.

The shelter will remain open until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday.

For more information on you can volunteer or make a donation, click here.

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PREVIOUS STORY: A freeze warning has been issued for the entire Tennessee Valley on Thursday night, as the coldest air of the season slides in.

The Salvation Army is opening its cold weather shelter for anyone in need of a warm place to stay.

The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter is located at The Salvation Army at 800 McCallie Avenue.

It will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

"With this being our first time opening for the season, and our harvest festival going on at our other location, we are limited on volunteers and supplies," states Lt. James Harvin with the Salvation Army. "We are in extreme need of volunteers, blankets, coats, socks, undergarments, and hand warmers." 

Any of these items can be dropped off at the shelter on McCallie Avenue.

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