Charleston to Open Warming Centers


With cold temperatures in the forecast, the city of Charleston will work with area organizations to open warming shelters for those in need this week. A warming center will be open from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday and from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 301 Tennessee Ave. on the West Side, the city said in a news release.

Temperatures are forecast to be down to 12 degrees on Tuesday night and as low as zero on Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.The Roosevelt Neighborhood Center will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday to accommodate those who need shelter in the daytime.

Nightime Shelter open 9pm to 7am @ Salvation Army, 301 Tennessee Ave (West Side).

Daytime Shelter p[em 9am to 5pm @ Roosevelt Neighborhood Center on Ruffner Ave. (East End)

The city’s emergency services will work with the United Way of Central West Virginia, the Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department and Kanawha Valley Collective to provide staffing and support for the warming center, the city said in a news release. Additional services and support for the warming center are being provided by the Salvation Army, Prestera Center, YWCA/Sojourners Shelter, Roark Sullivan Lifeway Center, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and other community organizations, the release said.

Want to VOLUNTEER? People interested in volunteering at the warming center can contact Margaret O’Neal at 304-340-3503 or

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