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'Code Blue' keeps Capital Region homeless shelters packed to capacity

January 21, 2019 05:10 PM

ALBANY - Just before 7 a.m., the lunchroom at the Capital City Rescue Mission was filled to capacity for pancakes and coffee. Just outside the double doors, they had stacked the mattresses in the corner after every one was used.

"On nights like last night, people coming in here means to some of them life and death," Exec. Dir. Perry Jones told NewsChannel 13 Today live at 6 a.m. "Some of them wouldn't make it if they just wandered around."

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That included Jim, who was taking shelter in his car. He said his rear window was recently shot out and without it fixed, staying in the car was nearly impossible.

"I wouldn't know what to do except for this place," he said, adding, "Government doesn't always help but people, out of the goodness of their hearts, they care and they give and that's why this place is here."


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