REDDING, Calif - A hard freeze lingers across Shasta County this morning creating what could be deadly circumstances for the city's homeless.
Until further notice, the Good News Rescue Mission will be opening its doors 24 hours a day to keep people warm and out of the elements.
Officials with the mission say they normally do this when temperatures dip below 41 degrees or there is rain.
“We're also doing this because it’s just so cold out there and people its bitter and no one wants to see anyone suffer, and that's suffering out there right now with it so cold,” said mission official Janet Shields.
Officials say those who go to the mission can get a hot meal, a shower, clean clothes and a good night sleep away from the elements.