By Diana McFarland

Managing editor

The most vulnerable in the community have been also been struggling with the snow and extreme cold.

Anthony Robinette, who runs the Mission of Hope shelter, said he’s had up to 15 individuals stay overnight at one time so far this season. So far, the shelter has seen about 20 different individuals, with some repeaters, he said.

“It’s been a busier year than we’ve ever had,” he said, adding that he’s also put up families in the Econo Lodge in Carrollton.

With the very cold temperatures, Robinette has kept the shelter open during the day too. Typically it is open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

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