Keeping Warm Campaign distributes blankets
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Some Atlanta area volunteers are working to make sure those who don't have a place to call home are warm.
On Friday, The Noble Journey passed out blankets to people who are homeless. They stopped by a homeless camp on Northside Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell in northwest Atlanta.
“The cold spell coming up is definitely an influential factor as to why we're doing it now,” says Sheldon Herbert who is partnered with a not-for-profit organization, The Noble Journey.
The FOX 5 Storm Team says we can expect wind chills in the 20s on Sunday. Volunteers hope those who live on the streets will seek refuge.
Herbert is also an Atlanta Police officer. He encounters people from all walks of life. Herbert says it's why he wants to give back.
“There are other initiatives out here to help people stay warm during this cold season, like warming stations and shelters, but you know everything has a limit. Everything has a capacity. So, wherever we can fit in to help out, that's our goal.”
The Noble Journey calls the giveaway its Keeping Warm Campaign. The efforts coincide with the MLK Holiday weekend. The group is selling blankets. Each purchase covers the cost for additional blankets that can be passed out to people in need. Learn more by visiting thenoblejourney.com/product-page/the-noble-journey-blanket