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Weather pushes warming centers into action

| November 20, 2010 8:00 PM

Two warming centers will be opening their doors as the weather turns colder.

Fresh Start Emergency Warming Center will be open at 9 tonight and open at 9 everyevening from through Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

The center is at 16th Street and Sherman Avenue and has a capacity of 64 persons. It is a joint venture between Fresh Start and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

The overflow warming center is at St. Luke's Church, 501 Wallace, and has a capacity of 40 persons.

Available services include food, coffee, telephone, rest rooms, showers and laundry. Sleeping bags, blankets and mats are available. Men, women and accompanied children are welcome.

Information: Howard Martinson, 661-1524.

The St Vincent de Paul Warming Center, 117 E. Walnut, will also open tonight and Sunday and when temperature or wind-chill is at 20 degrees or below.

During the evening guests will have access to warm food, clothing, bathing facilities, sleeping bags and blankets. When opened, the shelter will be in addition to St. Vincent de Paul's regular homeless shelters.

"We are pleased to offer this necessary service to help some of the most vulnerable people during harsh weather," said Jeff Conroy. "In planning for the harsh weather we must consider the homeless and their safety."

The temperature is predicted to drop to single digits by Tuesday.

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