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Tulsa Mission Doubles As Warming Station During Extreme Cold

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Freezing temperatures can be a death sentence for those who live on the streets.

John 3:16 mission in downtown Tulsa has been full every night.

All the beds have been taken, but the staff is putting out mats in the lobby and hallways to make sure everyone is out of the cold.

The organization is also a warming station. Those in charge say they want people to know that they do not just cater to the homeless and they are more than just a place to spend the night and get a meal.

"It's most important to us at John 3:16 that people be treated with compassion and hospitality," says Rev. Steve Whitaker, senior pastor. "They can come during the daytime to get out of the cold, we'll meet with them, talk to them, help them, there's coffee and hot chocolate, that sort of thing, opportunities for a shower if somebody needs that sort of thing, so a lot of things going on besides the nighttime shelter that people think of John 3:16."

Walk-ins are welcome. The staff says they will find room for anyone. The mission is on the corner of 5th and Cheyenne.

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