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Coming in from the cold

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It's a "icicle" kind of cold in St. Louis. December 12, 2010 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Freezing cold temperatures mean high demand at area warming shelters.

Jessica Callahan is with Americorps St. Louis, which operates a shelter at 1315 Ann in Soulard, “We take homeless men, women and families in from the cold and give them a warm place to stay for the night, a hot dinner, and breakfast in the morning.”

Callahan says they filled 29  beds Saturday night, and expect a similar occupancy Sunday night, “It was a great experience to meet all these people and to give them much-needed services. They were grateful for being brought in from the cold. It was a great experience for everybody involved.”

She says to help replenish the shelter’s supplies, Americorps is asking for donations of food, blankets, hats, gloves, and socks.

 (Copyright: KMOX Radio)

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