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Warming centers open throughout the Twin Cities

Updated: December 14, 2019 07:25 AM

During these unbearably cold temperatures, some people across the state don't have a place to stay warm.

Warming centers are now open throughout the Twin Cities, including several Salvation Army locations.

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The Payne Avenue Salvation Army is one of the busier warming centers with a lot of people using it every day.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and stay open throughout the day.

"There are a lot of shelters nearby where people have to leave at a certain time in the morning, so they are able to come here and not have to wait outside or wait for a family member to go back inside. They can come in, warm up and eat," said Delyla Doshie with the Eastside Salvation Army.

The warming center also offers the homeless community hot drinks and a meal every day.

The goal is to keep the most vulnerable community members off the streets and get them to a safe place in dangerous winter temperatures.

"It takes them a little bit longer to get here because of the weather, but our regulars know where to go and people are always filing in throughout the day to warm up," said Doshie.

To learn more about warming centers, click on the following links:

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