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More people staying at Rescue Mission as temperatures drop

The shelter in downtown Fort Wayne has seen an influx of people looking for a place to stay at night. This week, nearly 90 people came seeking shelter. The Rescue Mission says more people are expected to come and some supplies are starting to run low. Nearly 20 cots are still needed.

Posted: Nov 13, 2017 10:33 AM

As the temperatures tumble -- the number of people flocking to the Rescue Mission continues to rise.

The shelter in downtown Fort Wayne has seen an influx of people looking for a place to stay at night. This week, nearly 90 people came seeking shelter. The Rescue Mission says more people are expected to come and some supplies are starting to run low. Nearly 20 cots are still needed.

"We're also looking for blankets too, towels and wash cloths are some of our ongoing needs as we get more men in. We don't have enough supplies for everyone so those items will be very helpful too."

Last year, on some of the coldest days, the Rescue Mission housed nearly 140 people per night.

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