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James Bremer said he used to sleep curled up in a downtown doorway this winter until some people from Father’s House, a church in downtown Longview, discovered him.
"They gave me food and told me about this place," Bremer, 58, said Monday morning outside the Daily Living Essential Cafe and Extreme Weather Center at 1335 11th Ave., Longview.
The Extreme Weather Center, which is open all night during freezing weather, is operated by volunteers from Love Overwhelming, a multi-denominational nonprofit ministry. According to volunteer Summer Christianson, the ministry has rented the Evangel Christian Fellowship building since October to distribute cold-weather gear and hot coffee to the homeless.
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James Bremer said he used to sleep curled up in a downtown doorway this winter until some people from Father’s House, a church in downtown Longview, discovered him.

"They gave me food and told me about this place," Bremer, 58, said Monday morning outside the Daily Living Essential Cafe and Extreme Weather Center at 1335 11th Ave., Longview.

The Extreme Weather Center, which is open all night during freezing weather, is operated by volunteers from Love Overwhelming, a multi-denominational nonprofit ministry. According to volunteer Summer Christianson, the ministry has rented the Evangel Christian Fellowship building since October to distribute cold-weather gear and hot coffee to the homeless.

Read more about the emergency shelter

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Salvation Army Capt. David Davis will get cold. He will get hungry. His body will ache.
He is one of 23 contestants from across the U.S. trying to break the Salvation Army world record for Christmas kettle bell ringing. He will briefly experience — and call attention to — the suffering the homeless and hungry face daily.
Davis is trying to beat the 36-hour world record (as recorded by the Salvation Army itself) set last year in Spokane, and he’s aiming to ring as many as 60 consecutive hours.
His marathon started at 9 a.m. Thursday outside the West Longview Walmart and would end at midnight Saturday if he goes the entire distance.
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Salvation Army Capt. David Davis will get cold. He will get hungry. His body will ache.

He is one of 23 contestants from across the U.S. trying to break the Salvation Army world record for Christmas kettle bell ringing. He will briefly experience — and call attention to — the suffering the homeless and hungry face daily.

Davis is trying to beat the 36-hour world record (as recorded by the Salvation Army itself) set last year in Spokane, and he’s aiming to ring as many as 60 consecutive hours.

His marathon started at 9 a.m. Thursday outside the West Longview Walmart and would end at midnight Saturday if he goes the entire distance.

Read more 

Filed under new charity Salvation Army Christmas bells world record homelessness