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East Texas homeless shelters seeking winter gear as nights grow colder

Homeless Shelters are seeing an influx of people seeking shelter
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 9:31 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 at 10:21 PM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - As we prepare for another drop in temperatures homeless shelters are seeing an influx of people seeking shelter, especially at night.

Captain Jenifer Phillips with the Salvation Army shared that requests for heaters and blankets at the shelter have grown within the last week.

“We’ve had a couple more people come into our facility needing you know, just to get out of the elements and those types of things, as well as more people coming in for our hot meals,” stated Phillips

If you’d like to donate to the Salvation Army just stop by the shelter with any item you have that is winter-preparation related.

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