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Frigid temperatures causes increased occupancy at Salvation Army shelter

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SHREVEPORT – The extremely cold temperatures have more people seeking out a warm place to stay overnight. The Salvation Army Merkle Center of Hope is ready to serve those in need.

The local shelter’s 110-bed capacity was enough to serve the need up until Saturday, December 30th. That night the shelter had to set-up seven extra cots to provide overnight accommodations.

Those cots have been in use through Jan. 2 and there are plenty more cots on stand-by if more people need a place to stay.

“Here at The Salvation Army Merkle Center of Hope we are blessed to have the means to

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