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Fairbanks non-profit opening warming station for the homeless

Underwear is a need for those experiencing homelessness.
Underwear is a need for those experiencing homelessness.
Published: Dec. 11, 2020 at 4:17 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Fairbanks non-profit No Limits is opening a warming station to help the homeless.

No Limits is a non-profit dedicated to providing resettlement services to the marginalized and disadvantaged. The new warming station will help those in need get by during the cold winter.

“We noticed that there was a need for individuals to hang out and congregate instead of walking around, basically aimlessly on the streets, especially in the cold, cold winter - and you know, this winter has been a little strange because it’s been kind of warm. Today I know it’s kind of hard to tell because it’s cold but we also know that in Fairbanks, winter can go left quickly. So it can be thirty to forty below for two or three weeks at a time,” said Roscoe Britton, Program Director for No Limits.

Along with providing computers and internet access, the station will also provide warm meals and drinks.

“You can come in, you can get something to eat. You can get coffee, get cocoa, and get tea. You can get about anything to sustain you for today until it’s time to go to the next designation,” said Britton.

The station will act as an auxiliary of No Limits warming center that is located at 253 Romans Way. The new station is expected to be completed within ten days.

“I’m hoping here within the next week to ten days if not sooner, we can meet all the requirements that are needed and we can go ahead and get it up and running - and like I said that will be a big help to a lot of people,” said Britton.

No Limits is always seeking donations, especially for warm winter clothes, coffee products, paper products such as plates and cups, and any food that can be donated. Donations can be brought to their office at 253 Romans Way.

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