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Local Places Open Doors as Temperatures Fall

The coldest temperatures our area has felt since March have arrived. Many are bundling up and quickly hurrying home to avoid the cold. Not everyone has that luxury and, therefore, many warming shelters are opening their doors to give people a break from the cold.

Volunteers in Racine have been busy prepping comfort bags for those expected to arrive at First Baptist Church this evening. The church which is located at 3117 Lathrop Ave in Racine has its doors open now until 7 a.m. on Monday morning. A 12-hour prayer vigil is taking place for those that are homeless in the community. Coffee, prayer, and a warm place to stay until morning is being provided.

When temperatures drop to dangerously cold levels, many homeless shelters in the area also stay open throughout the night. In the Milwaukee area, The Salvation Army, The Guest House, and The Hope House are several that will have their doors open this evening.

For the most up-to-date list of other warming sites and shelters located throughout the area, contact Impact 211. To call using a cell phone, dial 414-773-0211. To call using a payphone, dial 1-866-211-3380.

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