Salvation Army provides warming stations during cold

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Updated: 1/23/2014 12:00 am
The Salvation Army is ready to assist the homeless during the week's cold temperatures by providing warm meals, blankets and a place to shelter from the bitter cold.

It is operating a warming station and an emergency shelter until temperatures warm up. Cots are also available for any emergency situations or walk-ins.

"Survive The Night" will be offered Thursday night, and those who do not want shelter inside will be provided scarves,coats and hot food.  

The Homeless Consortium will also will be conducting a count of the homeless in coordination with the "Survive The Night" outreach.

"A concern of mine is the rise of females that are homeless, that's an increase. We are also charting up the ones who are doubled up with other people. And that number is sky-rocketing. In our community, right around the corner, we have got some severe problems," Mary Guetersloh with the South Plains Homeless Consortium said.

The point in time count will help provide local government and social service agencies with an accurate count, and statistics on the homeless population in Lubbock.
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