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Video: Shelter filled to capacity during record-breaking cold

Added on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dangerous cold and record-breaking wind chills earlier this week had Salvation Army centers like Harbor Light vigilant for vulnerable people who need a warm place to stay. The shelter took in anyone who walked in their doors, despite being well over capacity.

“We’ve got people in beds, in cots, on mats and even in chairs,” said Envoy Bill Miller, Harbor Light administrator. “Keeping them safe is first priority.”

Along with funding to serve during times like this, Salvation Army Harbor Light Center can always use donations of gently used or new warm socks, gloves, mittens, coats, boots and blankets. The shelter was handing out items to anyone who needed them Monday and Tuesday (watch news clip), and will continue to supply winter gear as long as items are available throughout the winter.

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