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Cold Snap Leaves No Choice for Homeless

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Homeless shelters in the Fargo-Moorhead area say they aren't turning people away during this dangerous cold snap.

The New Life Center says they have been very full year-round. They say the need for volunteer help and more beds is always critical. But, during this time of year, those seeking shelter have no where else to turn.

"For some people who may be in a homeless situation if it's 25 degrees out, it is as dangerous as it is if it's zero or ten below," Rob Swiers, New Life Center Assistant Director, said. "So, the weather in this part of the country certainly is challenging and can be deadly."

Other homeless shelters around the valley say they have set up extra cots in their common areas to accommodate for an increase in people over the next few days.

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