SACRAMENTO - Mission Solano, a Fairfield emergency shelter, has ramped up to provide a warm place to stay for the homeless as freezing or very cold temperatures are forecast for the next few nights.
The shelter has opened an emergency heating center at the Community Outreach Center at 740 Travis Boulevard, said Executive Director Ron Marlette.
Mission Solano can shelter up to 278 people at several locations but the emergency heating center will expand capacity to 328, according to Marlette. He says at any time, there more than 1,000 men, women and children in the Solano County who are homeless.
Mission Solano will provide hot beverages around the clock. They're asking for donations of coats, gloves, scarves, caps, socks and blankets for those who come to the shelter. Items can be dropped off at any of Mission Solano's locations in Fairfield: The Bridge to Life Center, 310 Beck Avenue (near Cordelia Road); Community Outreach Center, 740 Travis Boulevard; Mission Solano Thrift, 2025 N. Texas Street or Drive Away Hunger, 1907 N. Texas Street.