NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – With temperatures forecast to drop below zero Sunday night, Nashville shelters are gearing up for their third winter weather event since the start of the new year.

“We had back-to-back snowstorms and then very cold and frigid temperatures going on,” said Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission.

This has led to dangerous conditions for anyone in the elements.

“Recent weather has brought frostbite, hypothermia and all that. So it’s very important that places like the Nashville Rescue Mission open up and allow them in and hope they get out of the dangerous weather, ”Cranfield said.

The Nashville Rescue Mission, along with Room in the Inn, The Salvation Army and others are bracing for freezing temperatures.

Metro’s cold-weather overflow shelter is also opening its doors, even offering bus rides for people who need help getting there. For three nights, the refuge accommodated nearly 140 people.

Across town, the rescue mission also saw a slight uptick.

“We had more than 800 men, women and children [Saturday] and so we expect even more of that in the coming days as the freezing temperatures continue, ”Cranfield said.

With such a demand, the rescue mission needs double blankets, XL and XXL coats, socks, gloves and underwear. They also need coffee.

Even though the New Year has already brought challenges for the shelters, there is no shortage of motivation to keep going.

“Speaking with people, they’re so grateful that they have a place to go day and night. They are grateful for three meals a day, for a warm, safe place to spend the night and it is this gratitude that I see, that I feel every day that keeps me going, ”said Cranfield.

If anyone needs a place to stay, Cranfield said he should go ahead and report to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Among all the resources of the city, he is convinced that they will be able to find a place for them.