Gratitude, but concern over Santa Rosa warming shelters for homeless that some say opened too late

in Community/Covid

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — Freeze warnings are hitting much of the Bay Area this week. In Santa Rosa, warming shelters and centers have opened to try and help those without homes, but some say they should have been open a few nights ago.

“I was shivering so bad, my stomach and my back were all tightened up and cracking, and I could hardly walk the whole next day,” said Shawn Burton, who is currently living on the streets of Santa Rosa.

Burton was describing what last Sunday night was like, with nowhere to go as temperatures dropped.

“My body is so sore and that’s what makes you want to drink because you hurt all over,” said Burton.

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