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Warming station available for Charlotte-area homeless

On Tuesday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and Mecklenburg County Community Support Services re-opened a warming station at the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center in the Hal Marshall annex building on North College Street.
On Tuesday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and Mecklenburg County Community Support Services re-opened a warming station at the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center in the Hal Marshall annex building on North College Street. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Several shelters and a warming station were open again on Tuesday in the aftermath of the winter storm and cold temperatures.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and Mecklenburg County Community Support Services reopened their warming station at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The station is in the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center, 618 N. College St., at the Hal Marshall Annex.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., people needing shelter through the night in Charlotte were to be taken to one of the following areas:

▪ Salvation Army Women’s Shelter (for women and children only), 534 Spratt St.

▪  Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, 1210 N. Tryon St.

▪ Urban Ministry/Room at the Inn, 945 N. College St.

▪ Piedmont IB Middle School, which serves as the American Red Cross Shelter, 1241 E. 10th St.

The Red Cross served more than 65 people between 6 p.m. Monday through Tuesday morning at its Piedmont shelter, said Jennifer Franklin, the agency’s regional communications director. She called it a normal night, given the conditions, but expected more people Tuesday night as temperatures drop and “everything re-freezes.”

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