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Prepping for the Cold: Tips from Northwestern Energy

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The Montana Rescue Mission offers shelter and food to those in need on a regular basis, but when extreme cold is expected shelter workers get ready for an increase of people as they come together to make beds and offer a safe place for anybody who walks through the door.

MRM Shelter Manager, Karla Maslowski says, "What we do, is we go into code blue, which is emergency shelter.  And we have the ability to expand our shelter floor from anywhere from five to ten guests, up to 50 guests."

Karla says The Mission is able to make room for people by not only utilizing the Chapel, but also setting up beds in the foyer as well as the Women's and Family Shelter. Also, something to note from Northwestern Energy,  in severe cold weather it is always a good idea to keep an emergency kit ready and available in case of a power outage including items such as flashlights, batteries, a battery powered radio, and canned foods.

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