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Summit County Salvation Army helps out in freezing temps

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Summit co Salvation Army is in need of pantry items, blankets, space heaters and monetary donations Summit co Salvation Army is in need of pantry items, blankets, space heaters and monetary donations
Salvation Army in Summit Co preparing for influx of those in need during cold snap Salvation Army in Summit Co preparing for influx of those in need during cold snap
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The freezing temperatures and the mounds of snow that are expected to hit northeast Ohio on Sunday night through Monday has sent several organizations in overdrive.

Organizations that provide services to the homeless population want to make sure that no one is left out in such dangerously cold weather.

One such organization is the Summit County Salvation Army, which is not only assisting local citizens but also prepared to lend a helping hand to firefighters.  The center has extended its operating hours in order for those in need to take shelter and stay warm.  This time of year employees say that it's not uncommon to have the fire department respond to several house fires caused by space heaters.  Salvation Army emergency vehicles are on standby in case they are needed to aid firefighters dealing with a large number of fires. 

Although many would think of the Salvation Army as an ever-pumping machine that cranks out resources as needed, in actuality the representatives of the center say that they are in need of pantry items, blankets, space heaters and monetary donations.

On Monday, Jan. 6, 20 Cleveland recreation centers will be turned into spacious warming centers with restrooms and rooms where people can, sit, talk, nap and stay warm.

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