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Shelter From the Cold

By: Abbie Schrader Email
By: Abbie Schrader Email

For those with no place to call home it's not just an uncomfortable night - it's a potentially deadly night.

That's why the shelters here at home provide such a valuable service.

With temperatures in the single digits and windchill making it feel like it's well below zero, many people are seeking both a hot meal and warm place to sleep so they can escape this bitter cold.

At the Latrobe Street Mission people can find just that.

Each night local churches help to provide dinner for the increasing homeless population in the Parkersburg area.

Over 60 people showed up Sunday night to escape the weather.

There is room for up to 100 people at the Latrobe Street Mission and they hoped to see more faces Monday night.

"We hope we'll see a lot of people tonight," says Jason Batten, director of operations. "We're hoping everyone will come out and not stay out in the cold."

The building will soon be expanding to better serve a growing local homeless population.

Anyone is welcome that needs a place to stay and Latrobe Street Mission is urging people to show up and fill those 100 spots.


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