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City of Manchester to Open Emergency Warming Shelter

January 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Children, City Library, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, News, Teens, Trustees

If you need a warm place to go after the library closes!

Today Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas announced that beginning this evening the City of Manchester will open an emergency warming shelter in response to the cold weather forecast. Gatsas began, “based on the frigid weather myself and city officials became concerned for queen city residents who are in need of warm shelter. With sub-zero temperatures predicted for the next few days we feel that the city must take these necessary precautions to protect our most vulnerable population of the city.”

The emergency warming shelter will open at 351 Chestnut Street. The shelter is being operated in conjunction with New Horizons for New Hampshire. Individuals in need of shelter are instructed to check-in at the New Horizons Shelter located at 199 Manchester Street. The emergency warming shelter will be staffed beginning this evening Wednesday, January 7, 2015 through Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30am daily.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and keep the shelter open for additional days should the frigid temperature continue through the weekend,” concluded Gatsas.

 

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