What is Code Blue in Buffalo? 

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Posted: January 15, 2024

Code Blue is a life-saving initiative, primarily funded by  Code Blue is funded by Erie County, City of Buffalo, National Fuel, M&T Bank, Evans Devereux Memorial Fund, and the John R. Oishei Foundation. It’s bolstered by a coalition of agencies under the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless (WNYCFTH), creating a network of support for those in dire need. 

The campaign springs into action on nights when the temperatures and wind chill fall to 15 degrees or below. This period typically spans from November 15 to March 15, a time when the harshness of winter is most acutely felt. 

More Than Just a Shelter 

Code Blue isn’t just about providing a roof over the heads of the homeless. It’s a comprehensive approach that includes: 

  • Outreach: Teams actively reach out to those living on the streets, offering assistance and information about available resources. 
  • Transportation: For those needing shelter but lacking the means to reach it, transportation is provided. 
  • Shelter: Temporary shelters offer a safe, warm place to stay during these critical times. 
  • A Warm Meal: Addressing basic needs, each individual is also provided with a warm meal, offering not just nutritional sustenance but also a sense of care and community. 

Who Can Benefit? 

The beauty of Code Blue is its inclusivity. It’s open to anyone living on the streets or anyone who needs shelter during these extremely low temperatures. There are no pre-qualifications, just immediate action to protect those in need. 

William Mattar’s Role 

At William Mattar, P.C., the commitment to community well-being goes beyond legal services. The William Mattar 4 Code Blue campaign is a reflection of this commitment. By raising awareness, mobilizing resources, and working alongside the city and other agencies, William Mattar is playing a crucial role in safeguarding the lives of the homeless during Buffalo’s most challenging months. 

How You Can Help 

As members of the Buffalo community, we can all play a part. Whether it’s through donations, volunteering, or simply spreading the word, every action counts. Keep an eye on the William Mattar website and social media for more information on how you can get involved and make a difference. 

Code Blue is more than a campaign; it’s a beacon of hope during the coldest, most trying time of the year. Through initiatives like these, and the support of organizations like William Mattar law offices, we can come together to provide warmth, safety, and dignity to those who need it most. Remember, when the temperature drops, compassion shouldn’t. 

As the winter chill deepens, especially in cities like Buffalo where temperatures can plummet dramatically, the need to protect our most vulnerable community members becomes not just important, but urgent. In launching the William Mattar 4 Code Blue campaign, William Mattar, P.C. is taking a stand to support this vital cause.  

Stay informed, stay involved, and let’s make a difference together. 


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