Sacramento Steps Forward says it has already raised more than $60,000 from private donors including a big chunk from Walmart, but it needs more money and more roofs to ensure there is a roof available every night from now until March.
Pastor Rick Cole of Capital Christian Center says 500 of Sacramento's homeless were served by local congregations last year.
COLE: "Since last year, we have seen several individuals that are no longer homeless, that are in programs that are being equipped through education, through job information, and getting connected back into the community that were in the winter sanctuary project."
Last year, 26 congregations provided shelter on a rotating basis. Slightly more than half have agreed to provide services again this year.