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Repairers of the Breach open 24 hours to shelter Milwaukee’s homeless from extreme cold

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MILWAUKEE -- Officials with Repairers of the Breach announced the warming shelter would be open 24 hours a day from Tuesday, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Jan. 31 due to the extreme cold.

Repairers of the Breach shelters Milwaukee's homeless.

Repairers of the Breach

Alvin Eubanks

The center, located at 14th and Vliet, is typically open from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The center's website says it is "Greater Milwaukee’s only daytime refuge and resource center for homeless adults."

"We're a home, and we're a family. Coming here, it's very warm. It's very safe, very protected," said Alvin Eubanks.

Eubanks is homeless, and found comfort at Repairers of the Breach.

"It means a lot to me, because without them, I don't know where I would be, where I would end up. It's so cold outside. It's very harmful out there. This is actually a privilege that God has given us," said Eubanks.

Rev. James West

A wind chill warning took effect Tuesday evening, running through noon Thursday. The FOX6 Weather Experts said we could see the coldest air in decades -- with wind chills potentially dropping to the -50s at times.

CLICK HERE for the latest FOX6 Forecast.

"There's no reason for you to be alone. There's no reason for you to be cold, because our center warms hearts, and our doors are open to you," said Rev. James West with Repairers of the Breach.

Meanwhile, the doors at Holy Assumption in West Allis were opened in an effort to keep people out of the cold. The church is located near 71st and Orchard.

Holy Assumption in West Allis

Father Dave Zampino

"Anything we can do. Anything we can do. I'm going to be here all day (Tuesday), all day (Tuesday night), all day (Wednesday). I want people to know Holy Assumption is a safe space. Doesn't matter if they're Catholic. It's a safe space," said Father Dave Zampino with Holy Assumption.

Repairers of the Breach relies on your generous donations year-round to feed, comfort and clothe their members.

CLICK HERE to learn more about their needs.

CLICK HERE to search for the nearest warming shelter by ZIP code.

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