Seattle Police help homeless battle bitter temps

Seattle Police help homeless battle bitter temps
SPD offer a ride to warming shelters in Seattle, Dec. 5, 2013.
SEATTLE - Seattle police are hitting the streets during the weekend cold snap to keep those without homes safe.

The Seattle Police Department's "Warm Weather Welcome Wagon" picks up cold and hungry people who are living on the streets and brings them to area shelters. The patrols mostly focus on Downtown and along the Viaduct. Officers can call for a van to pickup anywhere in the city.

Shelters that are open this weekend are: Veteran's Memorial Park in Auburn, New Hope Christian Fellowship in Federal Way, Kent Lutheran Church in Kent, Harambee Church in Renton, and The Shelter Room at the Seattle Center. All will be open through at least Sunday.