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United Caring Shelter in need of warm supplies

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Because of the weather, the United Caring Shelter in downtown Evansville has been flying the white flag for the past four days. 

That means the doors are open 24/7. During the day, officials say nearly 130 people can get hot meals and coffee, take showers and do their laundry.  

When 14 News reported Friday that the shelter needed warm blankets, dozens of blankets, coats and warm clothing arrived over the weekend. 

"In December, we were averaging about 31 people a night. That's an additional 10 to 15 individuals coming in. We have seen some that we don't normally, don't come into the shelter, have come in, especially last night," said Kimron Reising with the shelter. "We hope they will all come in. We really encourage everyone to come in out of this weather."

The shelter still needs towels, coats, hot chocolate and coffee. Items may be dropped off at  the shelter on Ingle Street between 5th and 6th Streets in downtown Evansville.

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