Efforts to get Vermont’s homeless inside as temperatures plummet outside

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In freezing conditions like this, the best bet is to stay inside. But that can be a problem for people without permanent housing. That’s why community organizations across Vermont are ramping up operations to try to save lives. 

“We see anywhere from 80 to 145 people today obviously with the extreme cold weather. We’re expecting some more people in today. It’s so dangerous with the weather, right? So, we want to make sure people are healthy. They get the food they need. They get a warm place to sleep. This is really important, and they get connected to services,” said Paul Dragon, the executive director of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.