Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced city emergency services will continue to collaborate with the United Way of Central West Virginia, Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department and Kanawha Valley Collective to provide staffing and support for a warming center for an additional day on Thursday, January 31.

The warming center—a collaboration between the City of Charleston, service providers and community volunteers—will be open at the Salvation Army, 301 Tennessee Avenue, on the west side of Charleston.  The warming center will be open from 9 p.m. Thursday evening to 7 a.m. Friday morning to accommodate those in need of shelter from the cold. The City of Charleston is also offering a warming center within the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center on Thursday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those in need during the daytime.

Additional services and support for the warming center is being provided by the Salvation Army, Prestera Center, Covenant House WV, YWCA/Sojourners Shelter, Roark Sullivan Lifeway Center, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and other community organizations.

If individuals and/or groups are interested in volunteering to staff the warming center, contact Margaret O’Neal at 304-340-3503 or moneal@unitedwaycwv.org