BISMARCK, N.D. — A new emergency shelter in Bismarck opened just in time to keep about 30 people warm in this week’s storm.

The Missouri Slope Areawide United Way opened the shelter a few hours early in part of the Sunrise Apartments building in downtown Bismarck because of the storm.

Executive director Jena Gullo tells The Bismarck Tribune the United Way was happy to meet their needs on one of the snowiest nights. The shelter can house a maximum of 68 people. Women and children are housed in four rooms in a secure wing of the building. There are ten apartments for men.

Clients can stay for free up to 30 days as long as they’re working on goals leading to self-sufficiency.

This story has been corrected to show that the shelter opened a few hours early, not a few days early.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune,

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