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Emergency homeless shelter saving lives during freezing weather
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Two men have coffee Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at the former Set Free Ministry building in Gainesville as Good News at Noon and other nonprofits and churches are using the building as a temporary homeless shelter during the dangerously cold snap. - photo by Scott Rogers
Two older homeless men walked into the shelter Friday morning on the verge of hypothermia, their teeth still chattering half an hour later. Had it not been for Mike Fisher, Jim Froehlich and many others who pitched in to open an emergency homeless shelter on Dorsey Street, these men might have frozen to death during what the National Weather Service is calling a “once-in-a-generation” arctic blast.