As the nights continue to get chillier, the La Crosse warming shelter is opening its doors.
It opened for the first time Friday night and welcomed about ten people to the basement of First Baptist Church in La Crosse.
The center's mission is to work with the community to offer shelter for people needing a warm place to stay overnight.
This year the center will be open until the end of March.
But to keep it's doors open, hundreds of volunteers are needed to staff the center.
"We need a lot of volunteers during the week. It's good to have back-up volunteers - you know, things happen over the winter, people get sick. So we still do need volunteers because we are open every night. We are also always looking for donations," said Mary Fitzpatrick, who coordinates the Warming Center.
The Warming Center is open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day in the basement of First Baptist Church.
For more information on how to donate or volunteer visit, http://www.cclse.org/laxwinterwarmingcenter.php