January 18, 2016 11:16 am

Lighthouse busy with recent cold snap

Numbers are up at the Lighthouse as the recent cold snap means busy days for the Saskatoon shelter.

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SASKATOON – The recent cold snap in Saskatoon has meant busy days for the Lighthouse. The shelter makes sure any low income or homeless people have a warm place to sleep.

Even when the Lighthouse is full, they are still able to hold everyone thanks to classroom space which can be turned into a dorm.

They also work with other shelters in the city to make sure everyone has a safe place.

DeeAnn Mercier, the communications director at the Lighthouse, said staff is being proactive in picking up people and letting them know they have a safe and warm place to stay for the night.

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She also said there is a need for donations.

“One thing we are in need of is warm weather gear, specifically mitts,” said Mercier, “and we want to make sure they’re bundled up tight and nice and warm.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the Lighthouse at 306-653-6665.

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