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Cincinnati extends winter shelter emergency

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) Mayor Mark Mallory and Cincinnati Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru jointly extended a Winter Shelter Emergency for Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8.

This means the Emergency Winter Shelter located at the Over-the-Rhine Community Center, 1715 Republic St., will be open Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. Social service agencies and community organizations should refer persons who are not accepted by existing shelters to the OTR Center. Staff is continuing to monitor the weather conditions during this cold spell for future Emergency Winter Shelter openings.

Though very much appreciated and valued, the OTR Emergency Weather Shelter is not equipped or staffed to handle unexpected donations. Please advise individuals interested in making food or clothing donations or volunteering their time to first coordinate with Josh Spring of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless at 421-7803 ext. 13. This year the Coalition is especially in need of donated blankets.

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