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Community donates food and clothes to Salvation Army

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

“We can be a blessing,” said the Sevier's.

An Albany couple sees a need and works to meet it on the coldest night so far this winter.

The Albany Salvation Army and Albany Rescue Mission made extra room in their shelters on this frigid night.

An arctic blast is forcing people to bundle up more than usual. A family in Albany made sure some people don't go without the necessities.

"This is a trying time for those who don't have the luxury of having homes and heating. So we just wanted to get together and be a blessing to those who have to bear the extremes temperatures," said Tosh Sevier.

Tosh Sevier and his wife saw on the news how cold it will be and thought of an idea to help.

"I own a salon downtown and I asked a lot of my customers to help me support the community. Anything that you have, if its jackets, hoodies, scarfs, blankets, there's somebody out here that needs them desperately,” said Tosh Sevier.

They gathered the items and passed them out here at the Salvation Army Wednesday night.

"Blankets, who have food, hot chocolate. Just trying to give it away," said Tiffany Sevier.

Not too far away, the Albany Rescue Mission is another safe haven from the cold and wind.

"The chapel will remain open, heated. They'll be able to come in at their will," said Mike Gravette, Albany Rescue Mission.

Even though the men's facility is already at capacity, they're making room for anyone who needs a safe place to sleep.

"We never had issues in that arena at all, we've always been able to meet the demand," said Mike Gravette.

The Rescue Mission wants everyone to stay safe during the extreme temperatures.

"I will ask everyone to bundle up and stay warm as best you can and if there's not a place we're at 604 North Monroe," said Mike Gravette.

The Rescue Mission closed the doors just a few minutes ago. But they say in an emergency give them a call and they'll open up for anyone who needs to go in.

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