Code Purple called for Fri.-Sat. March 10-11

Press release from Asheville Homeless Coalition

Code Purple in effect for Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11. National Weather Service predicts the temp will be 35° F and the wind chill is predicted to be 23° F on Friday; on Saturday the predicted temperature will be 36° F and a wind chill of 31° F.

Please be aware that Veterans Restoration Quarters and Transformation Village will be remain open as a Code Purple shelter until 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 due to the low temps forecasted.

Additional weather information found at

Purpose of Code Purple:

The purpose of the Code Purple procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness when the temperature is at or below 32 degrees (including windchill). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds with fewer requirements than their typical programming.


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