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Warming shelter looks for volunteers as cold weather moves in

The Well, a non-profit in Brunswick, plans to re-open this weekend.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — When the temperatures fall, Wright Culpepper says the people of Brunswick step up in a big way.

"This community is very, very generous and very, very caring. It's just a little extra that we ask for during these cold nights," he explained to First Coast News. 

Caring for the homeless, or those looking for a warming shelter on the nights with freezing temperatures, is a part of the mission of FaithWorks, a non-profit focusing on healthcare and poverty ministries. 

On Monday, about 35 people stayed the night at The Well, a hospitality center in town, where they were given a bed and a hot meal.

Culpepper says he needs the man power to keep the mission going and that includes volunteers.

"We don't want to read about somebody that has died of hypothermia. We don't want to let anybody go, suffering unnecessarily. So, any help people can give would be great," he said.

He's looking for volunteers for various shifts.  You don't have to stay the entire night when the shelter is open.

In some cases, he says people are simply looking for someone to talk to.  "In the middle of the night, sometimes, somebody just wants to talk. They are working through their issues and they want someone to care about them," Culpepper said.

To learn more about The Well, including volunteering opportunities, click here.