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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cold Temperatures Dangerous For The Homeless

For most of us it's hard to imagine sleeping on the street in sub-zero temperatures......but there's one local shelter that caters to people who are in exactly that unfortunate position. 

Tony Dickinson has been volunteering with the Out of the Cold shelter at Grace Presbyterian for the past several years and he tells CHSJ News as the temperatures drop it starts to get really dangerous for people to sleep outside.

The Out of the Cold shelter can sleep about 15 people and 67 different men used the shelter last winter. They're in need of both men and women to help out. There is an information session for men and women who might be interested in volunteering coming up this Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church, which is right across the street from St. Joseph's Hospital at 10am.