Bridgeport activists urge state to annually commit $5 million to Cold Weather Emergency Response

Bridgeport's Alpha Community Services YMCA is urging the state to extend a helping hand in keeping the homeless population warm.
Activists are requesting the governor to commit $5 million annually to the Cold Weather Emergency Response Program. 
It allows the homeless to stay at warming centers when temperatures become dangerously low. 
State representatives say the current funds provided by the state will run out by the end of the month.