Warming station reopens Friday in Charlotte

Record-setting cold temperatures have prompted local officials to open a warming station again on Friday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and Mecklenburg County Community Support Services will open the station at 10 a.m. Friday. It is at the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center, 618 N. College St., Charlotte, at the Hal Marshall Annex.

The warming station has been open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of this week, and the Red Cross has had a shelter operating every night this week, emergency management spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said. The warming station has averaged about 60 to 75 people during the week, she said.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, people who need shelter throughout the night will be provided transportation to one of these sites:

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

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

▪ Urban Ministry/Room at the Inn, 945 N. College St., Charlotte. Registration is required from 3-4:30 p.m.

▪ Hall House, American Red Cross shelter, 426 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

Additional warming station hours will be added as needed.

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