Warming Centers open through Wednesday

Warming Centers open through Wednesday

The City of Shaker Heights is making the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building available to residents who may need refuge from the cold. Because the icy conditions can cause unanticipated outages and burst pipes, residents may need a place to warm up. Those who find themselves in such circumstances can head over to the Community Building, located at 3450 Lee Road any time prior to 9 pm. After 9 pm, call 491-1234 (from a cell phone) or 911 (from a land line) so emergency personnel can arrange to open the building.

The City of Stow has dedicated a Warming Center for Stow residents with nowhere else to go or who are experiencing problems with heat at their home. A Warming Center has been designated at the Community Room at Stow Safety Building. The facility is located on the Stow City Center Campus at the corner of Graham and Darrow Roads in Stow. (3760 Darrow Road.) This opportunity will be available until noon on Wednesday, January 29, at which time weather conditions should return to the normal range. Contact the City of Stow at 330.689.5100 for more information.

The City of Elyria and its community partners are operating a warming center at St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Avenue - Parish Hall (off St. Mary's Way - between 3rd and 4th street). The shelter will continue operating as long as needed which is projected to be at least 8:00 am Wednesday January 29, 2014. This community collaboration, staffed by the City of Elyria and other participating organizations and volunteers, will offer safe, secure, comfortable shelter and food and beverages to the area's homeless, those living in conditions with low or no heat, or individuals and families that may have broken furnaces or water pipes.  

The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio has also opened several area chapters as warming centers on Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, January 29.  The warming centers will be open during business hours, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The center says that this is an opportunity for community members to come in out of the cold during the arctic blast that's expected to hit northeast Ohio this week.

There will be no meal services available at the warming centers.

Below is a list of the open chapters:

Ashtabula County Chapter

433 Center Street

Ashtabula, OH 44004

Firelands Chapter

300 Central Avenue

Sandusky, OH 44870

Greater Cleveland Chapter

3747 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

Jefferson County Chapter

81 Talbott Drive

Wintersville, OH 43953

Lorain County Chapter

2929 West River Road, North

Elyria, OH 44035

Mahoning Valley Chapter

3530 Belmont Avenue

Youngstown, Ohio 44505

Medina County Chapter

780 E. Smith Road, Suite A

Medina, OH 44256

Muskingum Lakes County Chapter

1451 4th Street, NW

New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Stark & Columbiana Counties

408 9th Street, SW

Canton, OH 44707

Summit & Portage Counties

501 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44303

Wayne County Chapter

244 West South Street

Wooster, OH 44691

Richland County Chapter

39 North Park Street

Mansfield, OH  44902

Warming Centers Available for Lake County

Eastlake Senior Center
1580 East 332nd Street
(440) 975-4268

Fairport Senior Center
1380 East Street
7:30am - 4:00pm

Mentor Senior Center
8484 Munson Road
7:00am - 9:30pm M-Th

Mentor-on the-lake
5860 Andrews Road

Painesville Morse Avenue Community Center
224 Jefferson St

Wickliffe Senior Center
900 Worden Road
8:00am - 4:30pm M-F

Willoughby Senior Center
38032 Brown Ave.
8:00am - 4:30pm M-F

Willoughby Hills Community Center
35400 Chardon Rd.
8:00am - 4:30 pm M-F

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