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Warming Shelters Opened During Cold Weekend

With the weather starting to warm back up again, overnight warming shelters for the homeless will be closing back down. The Salvation Army opens its doors when the overnight low is predicted to be 32 degrees or lower when its wet, and 29 degrees or fewer when it’s dry. Grass Valley Salvation Army Lieutenant Sid Salcido says they had to open on just one occasion…

Listen to Sid Salcido 1

Sierra Roots was operating the shelter in Nevada City, which was open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and alternated between Seaman’s Lodge and the Nevada City Veterans Building. Salcido says, as you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort just to get volunteers to staff the shelters…

Listen to Sid Salcido 2

Tonight figures to be the coldest night of the week, but Salcido says not cold enough to open the shelter.

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