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Salvation Army ready for cold weather ahead

Major Kelly English Major Kelly English
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Salvation Army in Albany say they will try to accommodate as many people as possible during this week's hard freeze. They say whenever temperatures drop below 45 degrees, the number of people needing a warm bed increases. The Salvation Army only holds 47 beds but there's a plan in place if more are needed.

"When things drop really low we do see slightly higher numbers. Normally we go to capacity and if at some point we go over with our bed space, we have an overflow area in our other building and we set folks up there," said Major Kelly English.

The Salvation Army says because of cold weather, they're in need of coats and towels. They say it's best people come during meal time at 6:30 to get a hot meal because intakes start at 7 p.m.

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