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Dec 4, 2009 5:16 AM by Jon Carrere

Freeze Plan into Affect

"The tough part is keeping warm and having something in your stomach," says Kyle Cooper.

Cooper, who is homeless, says he has someone who takes him in when condition are tough.

But, when looking for shelter from the elements, others are not as fortunate.

"You could see people possibly, hopefully not, but death," says Acadiana Outreacher Center's Amanda Toups.

The Outreach Center and other local organizations have put their "freeze plans" into effect.

Women and children will be able to go to the light house.

Men have two options, St. Joseph Shelter or The Salvation Army.

St. Joseph Shelter's jonathan Linzer says, "on a night like tonight its most important that we offer our services to the individuals that are in need."

Both shelters say they want to help as many people as possible, but each shelter has its limits.

If you'd like to help Lafayette's homeless stay warm, you can drop off blankets, coats and gloves at Acadiana Outreach or at St. Joseph Shelter at any time.

jcarrere@katctv.com

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