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Salvation Army shelter open for ‘cold nights’

January 3, 2019

The Salvation Army’s doors are open and ready for anyone in need of a shelter as the area gets blasted with freezing temperatures and precipitation, opening their doors for anyone until the temperatures rise.

Salvation Army Lt. Sara Gomez said Wednesday afternoon there was plenty of room for anyone in need of a place to keep warm at the Salvation Army shelter located at 810 E. 11th St. in Odessa.

“Not a lot of people have been coming in, but there were about six to eight people, so we definitely are seeing people come in for the cold weather,” Gomez said.

The shelter holds about 38 people, Gomez said, but even if there are no beds available, they will be able to put out cots to hold more people.

On ‘cold nights,’ where the weather gets below freezing, Gomez said anyone in need can stay at the shelter without having to register for any crisis care programs, needing only to present a valid photo ID to enter the shelter.

Gomez said they start accepting people into the shelter at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and doors close at 9 p.m.

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