Shelter location needed in Sauk County
Sauk County's Emergency Management Director Jeff Jelinek said the county is searching for a location to help its homeless population stay warm next week.
Jelinek said the county has warming center for the day, but they need a location to help shelter people overnight.
“They are in need, and it’s going to be so cold I mean this is crazy. I mean we haven’t seen...temperatures like this in 20 years. Just want to help them, they are human beings- [We've] just got to help them,” said Jelinek.
Wisconsin is seeing record cold temperatures and next week there's a predicted three day period of subzero temperatures.
Jelinek said Sauk County needs a location that can shelter the homeless Tuesday through Friday. He added, the county has secured cots, pillows, blankets, and volunteers.
"All we need is a location," said Jelinek.
The county is hoping a church or gymnasium will step-up to help.
If you know of a location, Jelinek is asking that you contact him directly at 608- 963-2585.