Warming shelters across West Texas
WEST TEXAS (KOSA) - We’re putting together a list of warming centers open to the public across West Texas. Have info you’d like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ODESSA (Masks are required):
-St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Parish at 7601 North Grandview
-Copper Rose Building at 415 North Grant
-Salvation Army at 810 East 11th Street
-Salvation Army, 600 E Wall St, Midland, TX 79701, open 24 hours.
-True Lite Christian Fellowship, 3001 N A St, Midland, TX 79705, open 24 hours.
-First Baptist Church Activity Center, 2104 W Louisiana Ave, Midland, TX 79701, open 24 hours.
-Midland YMCA- 800 N Big Spring St, Midland, TX 79701, open during operating hours 5a-9p.
-Presence Church- 901 Midland Dr, Midland, TX 79703, open until 5:00 p.m.
-First United Methodist Church, 300 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701, open from 1-5 p.m., use entrance off Illinois.
-City of Big Spring Emergency Management has teamed up with local hotels/motels to ensure the safety and security of our at-risk population. This may be a homeless person, stranded motorist or a resident who has lost power, water or heat at home and cannot afford short term accommodations. Preference will be given to the elderly and children.
For the next 96 hours, or until the disaster declaration is lifted by the Mayor of Big Spring, the program will be in effect to ensure everyone has a warm and safe place. If you need emergency shelter, please contact Big Spring /Howard County Dispatch at 432-264-2550. The dispatchers, upon taking the call for request of help, will request the following information
1. They will take the names of each person;
2. The number of people in the party;
3. They will take the ages of each person in the party;
4. They will record a date of birth of each person;
5. They will record the address. If they are homeless that will be noted;
6. The reason for referral to a warming shelter;
7. They will record a telephone number or way to contact them;
8. They will record what shelter the party was referred to.
The dispatcher shall send a person to the first hotel on the list and then to the next hotel down the list.
Each party will be allowed to stay at the warming shelter for 72 hours or until the Mayor lifts the disaster declaration for the cold weather.
-First Baptist Church has opened up “The Bridge” until 5 p.m. Tuesday for those who need to warm up
-After 5 p.m., the Fire Station will be available for anyone without power who needs a place to sleep
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