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List of area warming centers providing temporary shelter to Central Texans

If you have extra time on you hands, warming centers are seeking volunteers and supplies.
If you have extra time on you hands, warming centers are seeking volunteers and supplies.(chaelesse delpleche)
Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 11:46 AM CST
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The following is a list of warming centers and shelter providing emergency aid to Central Texans affected by this unprecidented severe weather.

Click here for an available resource to see warming centers around the state of Texas.

COPPERAS COVE

The City of Copperas Cove announced Sunday that they will open a warming center to offer temporary relief for citizens who may be in need due to the extreme inclement weather and prolonged freezing conditions.

The warming center will be located at Copperas Cove Public Library, 501 S. Main Street.

The facility will open Sunday, February 14th, beginning at 6pm and remain open until the need is no longer necessary.

The warming center will be open as a temporary shelter from the severe weather.

The city is asking citizens who plan to use the warming station to consider bring the following:

  • Change of Clothing, Bedding, Toiletries, Food/Drink, Medications, Entertainment Items, such as Books, Games, etc., any other necessities

BELLMEAD

Church of the Open Door at 900 N Loop 340, Bellmead, 76705. The church number is 254-799-2656 for questions.

BREMOND

Bremond Fire Department

417 N Commerce St, Bremond, TX

FORT HOOD

Warming site open on Fort Hood for off-post Soldiers and their families at the Community Event Center on Fort Hood.

The warming center will be open 24 hours a day until further notice with a occupancy capacity of 125 due to COVID safety considerations.

Soldiers and their families will be able to charge phones and laptops, receive snacks and hot beverages courtesy of the Red Cross and USO, do arts and crafts, and watch movies while enjoying a warm environment for a few hours.

No pets will be permitted on-site.

Community Event Center

50012 Clear Creek Rd.

FRANKLIN

Must be signed in by 6pm.

Pridgeon Center

351 Cooks Lane, Franklin Tx

**If you are planning to stay over night at the Pridgeon Center you will need to check in by 6pm and you will need to bring your own bedding, the center is set up only to provide a place to stay warm. Small pets are allowed but must be crated, they can not run loose!

GATESVILLE

Gatesville has a temporary shelter for those without power or water. Report to the County Annex at 8th & Main. Bring your own blankets, pillows, etc. There is a generator there to assure power.

HARKER HEIGHTS

The Harker Heights Recreation Center (307 Millers Crossing) will open as a warming center starting at 4p Tuesday afternoon.

Cots will be available but please bring your own supplies: blankets, clothing, snacks, etc. Proper face coverings will be required. Space will be limited to ensure safety for staff and citizens.

HEARNE

Eastside Park Club House

405 Norwood Lane, Hearne, Tx

Teal Center

1302 Milton Street, Hearne, TX

KILLEEN

The City of Killeen released a notification Sunday saying, the warming station has relocated to:

Skyline Baptist Church

906 Trimmier Road

The city adds, those using the previous warming center have been relocated and future persons in need should go directly to the Skyline Baptist Church.

Liberty Christian Center Gym

4107 Westcliff Rd.

LITTLE RIVER- ACADEMY

Academy High School (602 E. Main, Little River-Academy, TX 76554) will be open Wednesday, February 17, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. for anyone needing a warm place and to charge electronics.

Please enter on the west side of the building as the front doors are not working. Please make sure to monitor yourselves for distancing, etc., and to clean up any trash.

LORENA

First Baptist Church of Lorena at 307 Center Street for elderly and at-risk individuals.

MARLIN

The Junior High School gym is currently without power and water. The Marlin Men’s Civic Center should be available as a warming station after noon Monday.

Mayor John Keefer has offered his gym downtown as a warming location as well. Please take heed and make arrangements to get to a warm location.

TEMPLE

Temple Bible Church

3205 Oak View Dr. #5167 Temple

Salvation Army

419 W. Avenue G has 10-12 beds available as of noon Tuesday.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

1018 S 7th St.

Pets are accepted but must be in a secured kennel.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church

2807 Oakdale Dr.

First Baptist Church

8015 W Adams Avenue.

HIS Kids Youth Rescue in Temple is providing a warming shelter effective immediately through Monday evening.

Their notification states that a team of 6 Youth & parents will make Roving Patrols downtown every other hour until Monday A.M.

The rescue is offering shelter and food. Their contact information is 254-718-0891.

The Youth Rescue says, if you know of anyone needing to be checked on as well in the Temple, Texas area please do contact them ASAP!

Immanuel Baptist Church

1401 W. Central Avenue

Pets are accepted but must be on a leash or in a crate.

Impact Church

306 E Adams

Saint Vincent de Paul is donating food as of Tuesday afternoon to the different warming locations but there is a limited amount so they ask if you have food to bring it to the warming station.

Salvation Army

419 W. Ave. G

St. Luke’s Catholic Church

2807 Oakdale Dr.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

1018 S 7th St.

ROBINSON

Robinson Elementary

151 Peplow Drive.

Meadowbrook Baptist Church

1207 N Old Robinson Rd.

SALADO

The Village of Salado has opened a warming center at the Salado Civic Center located at 601 N. Main Street in Salado.

The center will be open as long as there is a demand. Guests must wear masks and social distance. Pets are discouraged. There is no food or bedding available.

Barrow Brewing Company (no alcohol served) is open for people to get warm and charge devices. they have free hot chocolate and coffee.

The United Methodist Church at 650 Royal St. is now available as a shelter.

The Church of Christ, Activities Center at 225 N. Stagecoach Road is available as a shelter.

WEST

Hundreds in West have been without power since 2-3am Monday.

Mayor Tommy Muska said the City of West is opening a warming center at 6pm as about half of city is without power. St. Mary’s Church Parish Center will be the warming shelter.

Anyone in need of this shelter can make their way to the Gym (at 507 W. Spruce St.) and use the southwest entrance that is in the drive between the church and school.

Cots will be available and the Center will be manned by Fire, Police and EMS. The doors will be open starting at 6pm and will continue to be open as needed.

You will be required to wear a mask and practice 6 foot distancing. We ask that anyone coming to the shelter bring your own supply of food and drinks. Any snacks or drinks that may be available will be limited.

You may want to bring your own source of entertainment such as games or books. There will be some available there.

WACO

As temperatures continue to drop, the City is opening warming stations. Currently open are: the Waco-Multipurpose Center (1020 Elm Ave), the South Waco Community Center (2815 Speight) and Highland Baptist Church (3014 Maple Avenue) in Waco to provide temporary shelter for residents experiencing power outages who need to get warm and out of the cold (or charge their phones).

Also in Waco open as of Tuesday afternoon, Dewey Comm Center (925 N. 9th St), South Waco Comm Center (2815 Speight) & Highland Baptist Church (3014 Maple Ave). Overnight stays welcome. COVID safety in place.

Lastly for Waco, Mission Waco was providing a warming shelter at My Brothers Keeper but it has been now moved to the Myers Center Community Clinic at (1226 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701.)

People may stay overnight if needed (cots on the way), COVID-19 restrictions will be in place (masks required), power is currently available, but there is a possibility of power outage at any point.

Please bring your own snacks, blankets and warm clothes as needed.

Family of Faith Worship Center at 4112 Memorial. Call 254-652-1491 to reserve space. They have bedding, hot meals, groceries and personal hygiene packages. Keep in mind there is a limited amount of supplies.

Harris Creek Baptist Church at 401 Stageline Dr.

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