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Warming Center Opening Friday-Sunday Night in Newark



For more information about these Warming Centers and transportation to them, please call 211 or text 43055 to 898211.

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is included in a partnership between local agencies and organizations known as the Licking County Emergency Warming Center Task Force. The task force aims to coordinate and establish warming centers in Licking County for individuals who are in need of a warm and safe place to temporarily shelter on extremely cold days or nights during the winter.

The Licking County Emergency Warming Center Task Force announces the opening of a warming center for anyone who is seeking a place to get out of the cold from Friday, December 23 - Sunday, December 25 in preparation for extremely cold temperatures.

The Task Force's threshold for opening a Warming Center is 10 degrees. Based on weather forecasted by EMA, coupled with anticipated snow accumulation and wind chill, a warming center is being activated.

DATES: December 23, December 24 and December 25
SITE: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church- 592 W. Main Street Newark
Hours: 5:30pm - 8:00am
Food provided by Licking Memorial Health System
Transportation will be from 5:30pm-8pm provided by Licking Memorial Health System

Free transportation is being provided to the Warming Centers by
Licking Memorial Health Systems from these locations:

Beginning at 5:30pm and ending at 8:30pm - a van will loop through these locations
Salvation Army - 250 East Main Street in Newark
Foundation Park - 30 N. 2nd Street in Newark (next to the Courthouse)
Don Edwards Park Entrance/South Newark Civic Association - 429 Ohio Street in Newark
The Licking County Library - 101 West Main Street in Newark
Women’s Health Center - 15 Messimer Drive in Newark

Morning transport will be the same loop

They also need volunteers for this weekend. Please call them if you are able to help.