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(WTVM) -

With the low temperatures we've seen over the last few days, many organizations around the Chattahoochee Valley have lent a helping hand to people in need of a warm place to stay. 

Five shelters opened their doors, some to anyone in need. A warming station was also set up at one shelter allowing the homeless a place to come in and warm up from the bitter cold.

At least 20 other deaths around the country are being blamed on the frigid weather.

Since the weather has returned to normal, the warming station at the SafeHouse closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. The following shelters in the city have resumed their normal operations:

Valley Rescue Mission - Shelter for Men
2093 2nd Ave., Columbus, Ga. (706)322-8267
On Wednesday evening, Valley Rescue will have 6-10 additional beds of emergency shelter for men.

Salvation Army - Shelter for Men
1718 2nd Ave., Columbus, Ga. (706)327-0275
The Salvation Army will provide additional bed space on Wednesday. A limited number of blankets and sleeping bags have been available for distribution.

House of Mercy - Shelter for men, women and children
1532 3rd Ave., Columbus, Ga. (706)322-6463
House of Mercy will open their chapel for men, women and children to provide for additional emergency shelter on Wednesday evening.

Trinity House - Shelter for Women and children
On Wednesday evening, Trinity will provide additional bed space for homeless women and children. Please call (706)641-8485 for information and assistance.

Damascus Way - Shelter for women and children.
1200 11th Ave., Columbus, Ga. (706)653-2061, ext. 3.

As always, in case of emergency, dial 911.

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