An incredible act between Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, Soldier On, the Pittsfield Police and Berkshire Health Systems is being implemented to further assist in giving folks without shelter a place to say warm as the cold temperatures continue to make their way to the area.

Mayor Tyer made the announcement via her Facebook page on Monday to discuss the new overflow shelter, which is located in West Pittsfield.

"The 10-bed overflow shelter will be available to anyone who may need refuge from the winter weather," Mayor Tyer stated. The shelter, located at 360 West Housatonic St., will open daily at 4 p.m. and is open to all Berkshire County residents."

This past weekend featured very cold temperatures with last Friday's daytime high being only in the low to mid 20's, with a high wind warning throughout the day. The temperatures became a bit more mild on Sunday, with the trend continuing over the next several days. However, the overnight temperatures are expected to consistently stay in the 20's which will make this new overflow shelter a much needed addition to the city.

According to Mayor Tyer, the Solider On staff and veteran residents will be working at the shelter.

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