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Keeping Warm When It's Cold

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PASCO, Wash. - With temperatures below freezing it's tough if you don't have a place to stay at night.  

We may live in an area where a lot us can put a roof over our head, food in our mouth, and a coat on our back. But not everyone is so lucky.

Thursday the mercury kept on dropping. You didn't have to spend much time outside to know you needed heavy coat to stay warm. It's times like these the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco finds an extra handful of people who would otherwise suffer outside in sub-freezing temperatures.

Almost every bed has a taker. But staff encourage anyone in-need to come in.

"When our beds fill up we have some foam mats and some sleeping bags we'll lay out in the day room, if that gets full we'll set up chairs in the chapel. We'll take as many as will come," said Byron Brooks, Tri-City Union Gospel Mission.   

The only condition is you can't drink or do drugs while you're there.

Both the men and women's missions are located on the 100 block of North 2nd Street in Pasco.