MERCY PROVIDES SHELTER FROM THE COLD

SIOUX CITY—SIOUXLANDERS CAN SEEK REFUGE FROM THE FRIGID TEMERPATURES AT MERCY MEDICAL CENTER.

WITH TEMPERATURES HOVERING AROUND ZERO AND WINDCHILLS WELL INTO THE NEGATIVE TEENS AND TWENTIES, MERCY DECIDED TO PROVIDE THEIR “OPERATION COLD WEATHER REFUGE”.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR JIM WHARTON SAYS MANY RESIDENTS DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY THEIR HEAT BILL AND WOULD OTHERWISE SUFFER IN THE COLD.

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PEOPLE MOST AT-RISK FOR BECOMING HYPOTHERMIC INCLUDE SENIOR CITIZENS, INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN, PEOPLE WHO LIVE ALONE AND THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS.

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RESIDENTS MAY WARM UP IN MERCY’S CAFETERIA OR SOUTH LOBBY ALONG 5TH STREET IN DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY.

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