Saratoga's 'Code Blue' gets extra support

Posted at: 12/20/2013 6:27 PM
Updated at: 12/26/2013 5:34 PM
By: WNYT Staff

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Money is coming in to help support an initiative in Saratoga Springs to get homeless people off the streets.

Fingerpaint, a marketing agency in the city, is donating $5,000 to the cause.

The push comes after a 54-year-old woman froze to death.

The city is hoping to launch a code blue campaign similar to the one in Albany -- where on cold nights, police and shelters will round up people out in the cold.

Mayor-elect Joanne Yepsen says she wants to get the program up and running as soon as possible.