Created: 02/24/2014 7:11 AM WHEC.com
Winter has returned to the Rochester area and local organizations want to bring those in need out of the cold.
The Open Door Mission has issued a Code Blue alert. It goes into effect tonight and will remain until further notice.
Officials say extended exposure to the cold could put people at risk for hypothermia and frost bite.
This alert will allow shelters to open up more beds for the homeless.