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Warming shelters prepare to open

By Kylee Cruz, KXLY4 Reporter, kyleec@kxly.com
Published On: Dec 30 2012 10:51:34 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 30 2012 10:52:05 PM CST
Warming shelters prepare to open
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Get those extra blankets out! It's going to be extremely chilly in Spokane. This upcoming week is expected to be the coldest so far this season.

"The nights are so cold," Robert Carson said. They are about to get even colder for Robert and his wife, Misty, who have been sleeping in their station wagon for the last four months. 

Despite their situation, the Carson's remain upbeat and positive. But this week they know, they won't be able to stay warm in their car - thankfully the Salvation Army is here to help.

In addition to local shelters, there Salvation Army is one of four places homeless people can go to stay warm when the temperate gets below 15.

"It's a place to go, it's a place to keep warm, it's a place to be honestly meet others," Captain Kyle Smith with the Salvation Army said.

The Salvation Army will open up their doors to homeless families and couples. Crosswalk is open for homeless youth. The Hope House serves single women and First Covenant Church houses single men.

"So when there's times when you are looking in the window and there's ice on the window and you look at each other and you are freezing to death, there will be a place you can go and get warm," Carson said with a smile.

As of now, none of the warming shelters have been activated - stay with KXLY4 for updates on when they officially open.

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