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    Army Opens Cold Weather Shelter in Regina

    Cold Weather Response Program adds 15 beds to men's emergency shelter. February 27, 2013
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    Captain Ben Lippers makes beds at the Regina cold weather shelter Captain Ben Lippers, executive director, Waterston Centre, makes beds at the Regina cold weather shelter
    The Salvation Army in Regina, in partnership with the United Way, worked to ensure that no man would be left out in the cold this winter.

    In February, the Army launched a Cold Weather Response Program, which temporarily increased the capacity at the Waterston Centre's men's emergency shelter by 15 beds every night. The service, which runs until April 30, provides shelter from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. All clients receive a light snack in the evening, breakfast in the morning and access to shower and bathroom facilities.

    “The intent of the Cold Weather Response Program is to provide late night, overnight and early morning supervision, safe shelter, support and assistance for men who might otherwise be left in the cold,” says Captain Ben Lippers, executive director, Waterston Centre. “The Salvation Army is thankful to be partnering with United Way as we do everything in our power to provide less-fortunate men safe shelter and, more importantly, dignity.”

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