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Shelters Prepare For The Worst

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Posted at 8:01 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 22:01:29-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Snow measured in feet and wind chill that will drop below zero Tuesday in to Wednesday means that those who help the helpless have opened their doors and are prepared to handle more folks wanting to get out of the cold.
The Colorado Springs Rescue Mission downtown was handling around three hundred people most of the day on Tuesday, but is prepared to welcome in more people as the weather turns potentially deadly for those who find themselves on the street.
The newly expanded campus will provide help to anyone who needs it, they do not discriminate regardless if it is a life and death weather day.
News5 spoke with Terry Anderson who says its more than just a place to get in out of the cold. "We do everything to make sure people are inside, so we add a lunchtime meal so they don't have to travel anywhere for lunch. We open up different buildings as the need is there.''
The shelter is also extending it's hours as the cold weather is expected to hang around for the next few days and another blast of snow and cold expected on Friday.
They also have accommodations for pets.