Santa Cruz has thousands of un-sheltered people, many of whom I know personally, sleeping outside in this Freeze from the Arctic Blast that's hitting us. Yet, unlike other counties nearby and across the country, there has been no official emergency response , such as opening some vacant buildings for emergency shelters during this crisis - not even for the fragile, ill or elderly.
Weather sites have reported the early Monday temperatures between 24 and 29 degrees in the Santa Cruz area. And predict the same conditions for Monday night.
We know that 4 people in San Jose died of exposure in one night last week. Please sign this petition to help prevent this from happening in Santa Cruz. Tell officials to open up some vacant buildings for shelter, during this dangerous period ! Thank you.