Warming Center now open at Saint Vincent's Dining Room

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Catholic Charities of Nevada opened its Warming Center at Saint Vincent’s Dining Room Monday, November 4, 2019.

The organization will help people in need stay safe and warm in the early morning hours. It will serve people using the overflow shelter or those who have spent the night on the streets.

According to Marie Baxter with Catholic Charities, the Warming Center serves nearly 300 people a day.

“You know between 6 and 8 a.m. it’s really dark, it’s cold, and it’s really a dangerous time to be on the streets,” she said.

Baxter said the organization is in need of donations and volunteers. “We are always in need of blankets, coats, mittens, gloves.”

She added, “We need lots of plastic utensils, styrofoam cups, and all of those different things so we can give people that warm start to their day.”

The center is open through February and operates Monday through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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