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11.30.06

Salvation Army: Shelter from the Storm

The Salvation Army shelter opened its doors to dozens of extra people with no place to ride out the storm. 

Workers there say they're always prepared to host extra people and have beds available for up to 275. But when the temperature drops below 35 degrees, Salvation Army Major Jim Waller says they find ways to stretch that capacity if necessary.  "We will put lay out pads on this floor, we'll lay out, we have a large dining area that we can put pads down. In this kind of weather we wouldn't turn anybody away."

Guests at the Salvation Army are typically offered a fifteen night stay... and are guaranteed shelter as long as the freezing temperatures last.

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