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Frigid temps raises concerns for the homeless

Frigid temps raises concerns for the homeless

(Cleveland)- With the bitter cold temperatures and snowy weather, it's a good time of the year to stay indoors as much as possible, but not everyone has that luxury.

The homeless are the most vulnerable to hypothermia this time of year. The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is trying to help by having 19 shelters with a total of 2,000 beds in Cuyahoga County open 24 hours a day. Spokesman Brian Davis says they've even open another shelter to accommodate everyone.

There are five teams of outreach workers that go out into the community to let the homeless know of the shelters and provide transportation to the shelters. If they don't want to go, necessities like blankets and hot beverages are given out.

If you'd like to help, go to the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless website http://www.neoch.org/ to find a list of items needed for the homeless.

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