It may seem a little early this year but this new week in West Michigan is expected to bring in record cold temps; with 1-3 inches of snow alone on Monday. To prepare for that, several warming centers around Grand Rapids are opening their doors.

The following shelters are now open:

Since we're due for a brutal winter, Mel Trotter is in "Code Blue" meaning they are taking extra steps to ensure that the homeless are not only warm but safe this year. You can help out by donating some essentials such as coats, hats, gloves, etc. You can get more info here. Donations will be accepted through December 31 and includes items for all ages and sizes. Get more info here.

(source: WZZM)