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Catholic Charities ready to serve people during the cold

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)-- With dangerously cold wind chills moving into the area Wednesday evening into Thursday, warming centers in Wausau are ready to serve those in need.

Catholic Charities has a room that operates as a warming center during the day and an emergency shelter during the evening.

Since the warming center opened in early November, they have been at capacity.

There is room for both men and women, with 25 beds for people to sleep on. However, if needed, they do have room for 30 people.

"When it gets cold like this, we have five additional nice cots that we set up in another area so we can go up to thirty and we do hit that capacity when it's very cold," said Jeff Krentz, a team lead for the Catholic Charities Warming Center.

When the emergency shelter is full, Catholic Charities does work with other organizations in the community, like the Salvation Army, to make sure people have a place to spend the night.

Ben Zitouni

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