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City of Monroe to open cold weather shelter

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Mayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce that effective 5 pm today, Monday, February 10, through Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Marbles Community Center, located at 2950 Renwick Street, will be open as a COLD WEATHER SHELTER.

The city also announced the following support at the temporary shelter that will be open at Marbles Community Center: The Northeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing cots and blankets. The Salvation Army will provide meals as needed. Security will be provided by the Monroe Police Department.

Mayor Jamie Mayo comments, "This winter has truly been one for the record books. Once again, we want to do all that we can to provide a warm and safe place for the homeless. We ask that you help us spread word to those who are in need of shelter. We are very thankful for the outstanding support of our community partners and others throughout our city, parish and region who are doing their part to help those in need during the extremely cold days and nights."

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