Paducah Warming Center Opens Its Doors to Guests
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The Paducah Warming Center has officially opened its doors to anyone needing a warm place to sleep overnight as temperatures begin to plummet.

According to Scheduling Coordinator Mary Jamison, throughout the colder seasons the Paducah Warming Center at 1237 Martin Luther King Drive averages around 15 men and women who utilize the facility to get out of the cold and to get a warm meal. Those staying at the warming center are provided cots, linens, and access to laundry and shower facilities.

Volunteers at the center work in teams of two, one male and one female, to cover the 5:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. shift each night when the temperature falls below 40 degrees. Those wishing to volunteer must be at least 18.

Jamison said interest in volunteering at the center has been high so far this year.

"Right now we have had a good turn out of volunteers sign up and show up, so compared to the past we have a good turn out." She said.

The center will operate through March 31 of 2020. Those interested in volunteering should contact Jamison at 270-556-8591, Jody O'Neil at 270-705-1207, or at the website linked below.

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Paducah Warming Center Volunteer Sign Up

Published 10:33 AM, Tuesday Dec. 03, 2019
Updated 08:55 AM, Wednesday Dec. 04, 2019

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