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House of Charity keeping doors open longer during cold snap

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The House of Charity (HOC) in Spokane is keeping its doors open longer on Thursday, as the bitter cold snap continues in the Inland Northwest.

“That's our goal,” said the shelters director, Sam Dompier. “Is that no one should be sleeping outside.”

On Thursday the HOC will only be closed between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. while crews clean. Normally the shelter is closed between Noon and 6:00 p.m.

Starting in January, HOC will only be closed between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

But for those who don’t make it inside at night, Dompier says there are ways you can help.

“Some of the things people need are warm socks, warm gloves, and hand warmers,” said Dompier.

Dompier also says people can take hot coffee or hot chocolate to those who are homeless, but to avoid handing out money.

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