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Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) – These freezing temperatures are something this area hasn’t seen for quite some time.

The Salvation Army even had to open up its cold weather shelter tonight, so some folks could have a warm place to stay.

Volunteers were setting up cots Sunday afternoon.

The shelter can hold about 50 to 60 people, and the non-profit says volunteers are crucial to making it happen.

“We don’t get funded for it, so we kind’ve work on a volunteer basis, like everything you see set up here actually was from volunteers coming and helping us out,” says Lt. Ken Griffey with the Salvation Army.

Griffey says donations from the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign help the non-profit open shelters like this one during the winter months.

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