Homeless shelter reopening ahead of frigid cold

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Interfaith Ministries is opening their downtown Wichita homeless shelter because of a forecast cold snap expected to bring wind chills into the teens.

Carolyn Kell of the organization says that the shelter will be open Thursday and Friday night. Temperatures on Friday could dip down to 20 degrees.

Interfaith Ministries says their shelter shuts down on March 31 of every year and then reopens in the fall, but because of the cold weather they are reopening their shelter.

"For the first time ever, we are reopening because of the cold weather expected this week,” Kell said in a press release.

The organization says that the reopening of the shelter is an unbudgeted expense and is asking for donations. You can donate here.

In the 2017/2018 shelter season, Interfaith ministries helped over 1,000 people who are homeless that live in Wichita.

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