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Salvation Army, other shelters open doors as temperatures drop

Posted at 8:30 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 23:49:53-05

Most of you will probably be braving the bone-chilling cold indoors.

But not everyone is as fortunate. For those who don’t have a warm bed to sleep in, The Salvation Army Men’s Shelter has opened its doors.

Tuesday night, the shelter located at 212 6th Street will be open to all men in the Lafayette area without shelter.

With more cold days ahead, hundreds of individuals without homes across Acadiana will be looking for shelter in Lafayette.

The Salvation Army Shelter, like most others, is first come, first serve. It provides men with a safe place to sleep, shower, have a warm meal and wash their clothes.

Although this shelter is solely for men, The Acadiana Outreach CenterCatholic Charities of Acadiana and Family Promise of Acadiana are other shelters that accept women and families.

If you have any warm clothing lying around, like jackets, gloves, hats, you can donate them to local shelters in need like the Salvation Army.

Catholic Charities is also opening its doors as the cold sets in. KATC’s Chris Welty has how the public can help.