Veterans open safe space as escape from bitter cold

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Warming shelters are opening all across the metro area as bitterly cold temperatures have already taken the lives of 4 people on Portland’s streets. Hundreds of shelter beds have been added to emergency shelters to help those people who have no where else to go. One of those shelters is the American Legion post in NE Portland. The post is usually a safe space for military veterans, but now it’s serving as a warm space for anyone in need.

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