Ulster County activates warming center

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KINGSTON – With daytime temperatures not going above the low to mid 30s and overnight temps dipping into the teens this weekend, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein has activated the county’s warming center at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church at 122 Clinton Avenue in Kingston.
The center will provide warm shelter, a hot evening meal and breakfast, as well as related services at the church, between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. and will be open through Monday morning.
The center will be staffed by American Red Cross-trained volunteers and will welcome homeless adults, ages 18 and older.
“As temperatures fall below freezing, individuals without shelter may find themselves in a life or death situation,” said Hein. “We are fortunate to be able to partner with Reverend Darlene Kelley of the Clinton Avenue Church to provide a warming center for the local community during this time of the year when there can be extreme cold weather.”
Any homeless adult is encouraged to go to the warming center or if you know someone who is in a desperate situation or is homeless, they can contact the 24-hour Family of Woodstock hotline at 845-679-2485.