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Shelter ready to help as extreme cold hits the Tri-States

As you wake up this morning in your warm bed consider yourself lucky.

That is not the case for everyone, but a local shelter is prepared due to this recent cold spell.

The Salvation Army Shelter in Quincy can house up to 14 people, but in the past they have made adjustments to add more room to get people out of the cold.

Last season, the Salvation Army worked with other groups, including churches to accommodate people.

With the increased numbers officials say they are going to add cots inside their building, if needed.

“We try not to anticipate the worst but be prepared for it, reminding people to bundle up, come here if you need a voucher, there are other opportunities,” Salvation Army Social Services Director Heidi Welty said. “We are a warming center as well, just maybe having some forethought about what might come down the pike this winter.”

The Salvation Army offers assistance with utilities, rent/deposit, personal supplies, baby supplies, emergency medical and Rx, vouchers for clothing and household supplies, work related support and supplies.

For information call (217) 222-2087.

Drew Brown

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