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Mayor Gray Announces Additional Measures to Help Homeless During Extreme Hypothermia Emergency

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Services Are Available to Those Who Need a Warm Place to Stay During Dangerous Weather

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In response to a severe cold weather emergency, Mayor Vincent C. Gray has marshaled all necessary government services to ensure the safety of the District’s homeless population in need of emergency shelter.

The District is operating several overflow shelters and emergency warming centers that will be kept open overnight for any homeless residents needing accommodations. The overflow shelter sites are as follows: Banneker Recreation Center, Kennedy Recreation Center and Columbia Heights Recreation Center. An individual may contact the District’s Hypothermia Shelter Hotline (1-800-535-7252) for a shelter or warming center with available space.

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