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Emergency shelter overflows amid cold temperatures


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Hope Center is at capacity and in an overflow situation.
About 250 of the area's homeless men have been at the emergency shelter since the first cold snap the Lexington-area suffered a couple of weeks ago.
At all of the Hope Centers locations, they serve about 800 people.
It's not just homeless who are susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite when we see these bitterly cold temperatures.
Others who are vulnerable are people who can't pay heating bills.
"We see a lot of people saying the hope center saved my life," said Carrie Thayer, with the Hope Center. "There's a lot of gratitude."
Arlington Christian Church is helping with overflow.
The shelter is in need of gloves and hats, which can be donated at their emergency shelter location at 360 W Loudon Ave.


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