Winter Weather Code Blue

The Winter Contingency Plan is to be implemented when weather conditions are triggered, as outlined below. This plan is intended to serve as a guide to prevent homeless individuals from serious harm or death during the winter season, usually running from mid-late November through usually March 31st of each year.



A "Code Blue" will be declared when one or more of the following conditions exist:

• The temperature is at or will fall to 40°F (or below) anytime during the overnight period.

• The wind chill factor is at or will fall to 40°F (or below) anytime during the overnight period.

• There are, or will be, blizzard conditions anytime during the overnight period.

"Code Blue" is an emergency status. Individuals seeking shelter during a "Code Blue" may stay in the shelter during the hours of 6 PM until after Morning Chapel (or 9 AM) at which time they must vacate CRM property and continue to check daily on dorm bed availability.

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Cookeville Rescue Mission has been changing the story of homelessness for 45 years now. Through Christ-centered rescue, recovery, and restoration, we empower the homeless and destitute. By addressing the essential needs necessary to regain confidence and self-worth, something quite remarkable happens. LIVES ARE CHANGED. Relationships are formed. Community is built.

Helping the Impoverished Since 1976

Who We Are.

Founded in 1976, Cookeville Rescue Mission has been committed to meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the homeless and hungry within reach of our ministry.

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Our Mission.

To serve Christ by addressing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social wellbeing of the impoverished and destitute by providing Christ-centered rescue, recovery and restoration to those whom God leads to our doors.

What we Do.

Through the demonstration of the love and teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to restore broken lives by providing a safe and reputable haven of hope for all who enter. We glorify God through helping shape and transform lives, in the name of Jesus Christ, by meeting people at their physical, emotional and spiritual points of need with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

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