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East Atlanta church opens doors to homeless

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Frigid temperatures forced people around metro Atlanta to bundle up and think about others.

"I understand how horrible it would be to be homeless outside right now," said Chrissy Flicker.

Flicker was one of a number of people who didn't just think about others, she helped them. She dropped off items at Martha Brown United Methodist Church in east Atlanta.

"I dropped off coats and big thick blankets and quilts and stuff," Flicker said.

The church opened its doors at 7 p.m. Monday to people who needed some place warm to sleep.

"It is great that the community can come together and support people who are in need," said Beth Cavalier.

Cavalier dropped off several bags full of clothing. She doesn't attend the church but said she felt compelled to help an institution that is heavily involved in the community.

"I am from New York and it is minus whatever up there, but certainly down here you see the homeless down under I-85 and that kind of stuff, and this is no kind of weather to be outside for sure," said Cavalier.

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