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Sioux City's Warming Shelter to open November 1

Sioux City's Warming Shelter to open November 1

As cooler temperatures make their way into Siouxland, a local shelter for the homeless is getting ready to open its doors for the season.

The Warming Shelter on Nebraska Street will open for its 5th season at 5:30 P.M. on November 1st, providing a warm place to sleep for around 100 people each night.

But this year, the group that operates that shelter is adding a service.

"We're opening a day shelter this year and it'll be open over at the Soup Kitchen from 8:30 in morning until Soup Kitchen opens in the evening. This will give a double benefit. One, it's a place they can go be warm and safe during the day, with some snacks and agencies will come there and be able to interact with them and hopefully get them some long term assistance," said Joe Twidwell, director of the Warming Shelter.

The shelter is accepting donations of supplies and cash to help keep it operating.

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