There are empty beds right now at the Salvation Army in Fayetteville. But as the weather comes in, so will the people.
"We open as a cold weather shelter any time the air temperature falls below 39, they can come and stay with us," Major Tim Williford, Area Commander for Salvation Army said.
If the temps don't rise above 23 degrees during the day, it becomes and health issue and the Salvation Army will become a severe weather shelter.
They'll be open 24 hours and can make enough room to hold 75 people.
Tripling the demands on the Salvation Army can quickly exhaust their supplies.
"We're always in need of monetary donations to actually run our programs but if people want to bring blankets, they want to bring sheets, if they want to bring pillows as long as they're twin size. If they want to bring non-perishable items especially in the number 10 cans," Williford said.
With help, they can stay true to their motto "doing the most good" and keep families safe as the temperatures drop.
"We want to be that safe haven, that place that folks can come and get in out of the cold and we would very much encourage folks that if they don't have a place to stay and it's very, very cold to come and stay with us."