ATLANTA - Volunteers at the Gateway Center downtown are operating on emergency mode. It's crucial they get the homeless indoors.
One reason they are racing the dropping temperature is because often the homeless population doesn't see a weather forecast, and they often don't know how low and dangerous the temperature will get.
"On nights like these it's a dire situation because homeless people are dying from the cold," explained Rachel Solid of Atlanta Union Mission.
Inside shelters across Atlanta space is filling. An estimated 8,000 are homeless across Atlanta.
"I couldn't feel my fingers. My toes, it felt like I was walking on nothing," explained "Yossi."
He lives on the streets, but found a warm place to sleep at Gateway Center, which is operating around the clock until the temperature rises above freezing.