68
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      Wednesday
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      Thursday
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      Salvation Army helps homeless escape the cold

      As the temperatures plunge Monday night, the Salvation Army is expecting to see a higher number in need of warm housing than normal.

      / Cody Long


      As the temperatures plunge Monday night, the Salvation Army is expecting to see a higher number in need of warm housing than normal.

      "Cold temperatures like this will really make people aware of their surroundings especially if they're homeless," said Kelly English, core officer for the Salvation Army Albany.

      English says they will be serving hot meals to those in need in the evening and breakfast in the morning.

      The Salvation Army begins taking people in at 7 p.m. and at 6:45 a.m., breakfast is served.

      After breakfast, English says there is a day center next door for people to wash their clothes and to stay warm.

      "The Albany community is generous, and this wouldn't be possible without the people in the community," English said.

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