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01/17/03 - Longview

Cold Weather has Shelters Filling Up

  In Longview, the frigid temperatures on Thursday night caused the city's shelters to overflow with dozens in need. At shelters like the Highway 80 Rescue Mission and Salvation Army, all the beds were full Thursday night, and people were bedding down on the floors. More than forty people in need were sheltered at each location overnight, and more are expected tonight. Shelter workers say with the annual freezing weather, the need for donations is urgent. The shelters area asking for donations of food and blankets to be dropped off at their Longview locations.

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