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According to the Reno website there are currently 780 unsheltered homeless people living in Reno. During the winter months they are all at risk of getting frostbites which could potentially lead to amputation.

In 2017 a homeless man in Reno lost both of his feet due to serious frostbites which lead to amputation. More about the story can be found on the Reno Gazette Journal. Additionally, this story lead to the Reno Area Alliance for the Homeless to give an adult mental health budget testimony, and more about that hearing can be found here.