TENNESSEE VALLEY, (WHNT) – We’ve collected a list of warming centers from information provided to the newsroom. Know of a place we missed? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re stuck in traffic, it might be a good idea to find the closest warming to your location.
**List updated Monday, January 27
Athens – Due to the frigid temperatures we are expecting in the Tennessee Valley over the next couple of days, the 1st United Methodist Church of Athens will be opening the Beasley Center, located on the corner of Bryan Street and Marion Street, as a warming station for those without adequate heating and food. The hours of operation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Tuesday (1/28) and Wednesday (1/29) nights. A hot dinner and breakfast items will be served. For more information, please contact the church office @ 256-232-2020.
-Etowah County - According to the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency the following locations are open as shelters/warming centers:
Elliott Community Center, 2829 West Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, AL 35904
The Salvation Army, 114 North 11th St, Gadsden, AL 35901
Carnes Recreation Center, 102 Case Avenue, SE, Attalla, AL 35954
Individuals: Grateful Life, 207 Oakwood Ave N.W. Huntsville AL 35811
Families, Women with Children or people needing a warm place to stay:
Operation Stand-down Huntsville
4000 Marie St.
The centers are currently scheduled to be open from Monday Jan 27, 2014 thru Thursday Night Jan. 30,2014. The operation times of these facilities may vary depending on utilization. Church vans will be providing transportation to both of these facilities from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on each of these nights. There will be various pick up points throughout the city during these hours at the current City of Hsv. Bus Stops located on Gov. University Dr. and North Parkway. There will be additional stops on Seminole, Evangel Circle, The Rose of Sharon and the Manna House.
-Madison City – If the wind chill is 20 degrees or below The Inside Out Ministries located at 103 Gin Oak Court Madison, Al. will be open on tonight Jan 27,2014 and Tuesday Jan. 28,2014 from 8p.m. until 8 a.m. If no one is at the facility by 12:00 a.m. they will close for the night.
-Marshall County – The Marshall County warming centers welcome anyone who is need of a place to go that has heat. People who wish to go to the Warming Centers must provide their own means of transportation to and from the warming centers. Warming centers are NOT shelters. The people who come to the Warming Centers will NOT be provided with food/drinks and/or cots to sleep on. Those who choose to go to the Warming Centers should bring with them food, drink, games for kids and any other personal provision that they may need.