WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- We're experiencing some of the lowest temperatures in our region in two decades. Besides the low temperatures we're dealing with extreme wind chills. The key to staying warm is to layer. Cover exposed skin if you have to go outside at all.
WUSA9's Delia Goncalves had more on what people can do if they don't have a choice.
United Planning Organizationhas a bus for the homeless hotline shelter forpeople who are out on the street. UPOvolunteers are driving around, picking people up, and giving them a warm place to stay.
We talked to a bus driver who was picking up the homeless to drive them to shelters and get a good meal. She told us about how her heart breaks for the homeless out in the cold, "Yes, because I'm just a paycheck away so I could be homeless myself. I did nursing for a while and I truly believe in helping someone."
The bus driver has been driving for UPO for two years. She said,"I do it becauseI care about people,I do it because I have a heart, Ido have a heart and some people are just not fortunate. You can be living somewhere and lose everything and become homeless..."
She told us about what happens when people get onboard the bus: "I make them feel welcome. They're cold and want to hurry up and eat butI have to go to several shelters beforeI get them to eat. Sometimes they need jackets. We tell them where to get them. At Sums they always have clothes for them."