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Cold weather shelter open in Kent during storm

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm with 1 Comment »
January 17, 2012 4:37 pm

A cold weather shelter in Kent will remain open tonight and Wednesday night due to the forecast, which includes temperatures in the 20s and snowfall of 5-14 inches.

The shelter is at Kent Luthern Church, 336 2nd Avenue S.

Officials ask those who need shelter to check in and register by 9 p.m. The shelter closes at 7 a.m.

Priority is given to homeless families with children but all are welcome. There are separate sleeping areas for men, women and families with children.

The shelter opened Sunday night and has seen about 20 people nightly.

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  1. alindasue says:

    Where are the people supposed to go after 7 a.m.? It’s only 3:30 a.m. and there’s already a good three inches of snow outside.

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