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Jan 16, 2010 4:55 PM by Courtney Meznarich

Homeless shelter to house extra people during coming storm

The El Camino Homeless Organization is Atascadero is expanding their services in anticipation of the storm forecast for this coming week.

A spokesperson there says they will provide an overnight warming station for anyone who needs to get out of the rain starting tomorrow evening. Although the shelter is currently full, a warm, safe room will be set aside to help additional homeless people who need shelter from the rain until Thursday.

Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided, and a hot meal will be served between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m..

People wishing to help can do so by donating sleeping bags, blankets or their time.

Call (805) 462- FOOD to leave a message.

The shelter is located at First Baptist Church, 6370 Atascadero Mall Avenue, near the entrance to Atascadero High School.

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