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Shelters brace for high demand as cold front rolls in

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Feb 13, 2015 9:37 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Midstate shelters are bracing for an influx of people as bone chilling temperatures are expected this weekend.

Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg says it's added staff to both shifts, purchased more food, and developed more indoor activities to keep people entertained.

Executive Director Chuck Wingate says it's anticipating as many as 130 men, with only 78 beds available.

But he says staff will do everything to accomodate as many people as possible.

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