Allan King is one of four volunteer committee members bringing a year round warming and cooling centre to the suburban community of Lower Sackville. They hope to have it up and running as early as Feb. 1.

King was tasked with determining how many people might be homeless or underhoused and to find out where they were staying.

“What we have uncovered I think is a reality in our community, and that reality is that there’s a lot of people out there hurting, a lot of people needing help, and more that probably down the road will need help.”