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Homeless shelters gear up for cold weather

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Written By: Lindsey Sablan

As the temperature starts to drop, many Michiana homeless shelters are prepping for the winter.

Workers at Hope Ministries say they always see a drastic increase in people needing a place to stay during the winter months.

Currently they need winter gear, especially larger coats and personal hygiene products.

Workers say they're still seeing a lot of families coming in who need a place to go.

Volunteer Coordinator Emily Jensen says, "We have a waiting list even for our building. We have a lot of families that are out of housing, and that's hard with weather amnesty because you see a lot of people in need right at the moment and really don't have a lot of options."

If you'd like to donate winter clothes or anything else, drop them off at Hope Ministries location on South Lafayette Street.

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