Church opens up for people in apartment without power

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Manchester, Ky. (WYMT)- A church close to a Manchester apartment complex helped people left in the cold following a power outage on the coldest night of the winter so far.

City of Hope Community Fellowship served as a shelter, but contributions came from other churches as well, said David Watson, Clay County Emergency Management Director.

"The churches and the different faiths, they came together here last night, was just extraordinary," Watson said.

The outage left Jennie Couch sleeping in the church Monday night.

"They've took good care of us," she said. "They really have."

Though the church and the apartment complex share a parking lot, many who came to the shelter came in vehicles, and it was a cold journey.

"It was cold," said Couch. "It was real cold. It was horrible last night."

The church was still open Tuesday night, said a representative with the church.

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