Salvation Army Provides Shelter from the Cold

        As many as 70 homeless people stayed warm overnight thanks to the Salvation Army’s emergency shelter.
        This is the first year in the past five the Salvation Army has had a shelter.
        Officials say it’s because the extreme cold has made an early appearance this year, and other shelters don’t start operating until December.
        It takes about 10 volunteers to run an overnight shelter, where they provide cots, food, and fellowship.
        "They show movies, they give you coffee. Stuff to make you feel more of a person than anything else and they treat you good here," said homeless resident Thomas Chastain.
        The shelter will open again tomorrow night at six pm.
        If you’d like to donate, they are in need of hygiene items.
        You can also still give to the salvation army through their angel tree program and the red kettle campaign.

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