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Shelters are getting crowded

January 24, 2003

Albany- Area shelters continue to be bombarded with requests from people looking for ways to escape the cold.

The Albany Rescue Mission says as temperatures fall, more and more people have turned up at their door seeking a warm place to stay. Right now, they say they are almost full, but they are not turning anyone away.

Workers say when all of the beds are full, they try to find places on the floor and stairwells to place people.

Shelters are also open at the Pelham Senior Center, Pelham City Hall, Union Grove Baptist Church, and the East Pelham Baptist Church.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Cross Creek School located at 324 Clark Road in Thomasville. Those needing emergency transportation to the shelter location should call 229-228-7372 or 229-228-CARE.

Posted at 5:30PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com

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