TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - While Tucson doesn't get quite as cold as some parts of the U.S., November through March temperatures can lower to a 'bone-chilling' degree, this is when the Salvation Army kicks in with Operation Deep Freeze.
They offer a safe and warm place for those on the street with nowhere to go.
Operation Deep Freeze happens when temperatures drop below 35 degrees, or below 40 degrees with rain, according to Salvation Army officials. Doors open at the Salvation Army Hospitality House (1002 N. Main Avenue) at 3 p.m. to provide a warm meal and a bed for the evening.
If beds are full, cots are set up in the dining hall, and to avoid overcrowding some are sent to partnering organizations for the night.
The Salvation Army is also in need of donations for Operation Deep Freeze, like coats, blankets, hats, beanies, gloves, socks, sweaters (they can either be new or gently used). Items can be brought to any Naughton's Plumbing location or the Salvation Army Hospitality House Shelter. You can also donate money by credit card by calling (520) 795-9671 and designating your donation to Operation Deep Freeze.
Operation Deep Freeze is scheduled through March 30.