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Where to find shelter on cold nights

Posted at 5:11 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 07:11:54-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -- 'Operation Deep Freeze' went into effect at The Salvation Army Hospitality House on Monday night.

The winter shelter opens it's doors when temperatures drop below 35 degrees, or 40 degrees with wet conditions. It is located at 1002 N. Main Avenue.

Jerry Brillo, a supervisor for the shelter, says on Sunday night they had 111 people. Children, men and women are all welcome, Brillo said.

"We do have some areas we can open up on Operation Deep Freeze nights, and take in extra people," Brillo said.

Check-in begins around 2 p.m., Brillo said, and a meal is served at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stay the night, and there are showers available. 

The Salvation Army is in need of warm clothes, Brillo said. You can drop off any donations of coats, jackets, scarves, etc. at the location on Main or at Naughton's Plumbing locations across town.

Brillo says they also provide information on how people can get long-term housing.