Warming shelters to open this weekend in Marion, Florence, Conway

Cold temps force Warming Center to open in Williamsburg County (Image 1)

MARION

Due to the extremely cold temperatures forecast over the next several days, the City of Marion will open a warming shelter if needed at the Fire Station on Bond Street.

According to city officials, the shelter will open at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and be available until Monday morning for the residents of Marion.

If you have any questions concerning this service, please contact City Hall at 843-423-5961 or Marion Fire Department at 843-423-8602

FLORENCE

Help Florence Flourish and House of Hope are planning to provide “overflow” accommodations overnight on Jan 6,7 and 8, due to expected cold and inclement weather in the area.

The “overflow” refers to clients exceeding the capacity of the new Courtney Graham Community Shelter located on Church Street in the city.

The plan calls for checking on those in need of shelter at the Graham Community Shelter and then transporting any overflow to other sites for overnight housing accommodations.

Due to below freezing temperatures predicted for this weekend, the City of Conway will open a Warming Shelter on Saturday, January 7th, Sunday, January 8th, and Monday, January 9th, 2017.  The shelter will open at 6 pm and close at 8 am.  If there are no occupants by 10 pm, the shelter will close.  Cots, blankets and pillows will be available, along with snacks and beverages.  Pets are not allowed.

CONWAY

Due to below freezing temperatures predicted for this weekend, the City of Conway will open a Warming Shelter on Saturday, January 7th, Sunday, January 8th, and Monday, January 9th, 2017.  The shelter will open at 6 pm and close at 8 am.  If there are no occupants by 10 pm, the shelter will close.  Cots, blankets and pillows will be available, along with snacks and beverages.  Pets are not allowed.

Below are the dates and the locations for each day:

Saturday, January 7th, 2017 – Conway Senior Center (1519 Mill Pond Road)

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 –   Conway Senior Center (1519 Mill Pond Road)

Monday, January 9th, 2017 –  Mary Thompson Center (1009 17th Avenue)