Lynchburg opens warming center amid frigid temperatures

The city partnered with the Salvation Army

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The city of Lynchburg is offering a place for people to get out of these Arctic-like temperatures.

They’ve partnered with the Salvation Army to open an overnight warming center for unsheltered individuals and families in the community.

The shelter will be open the entire weekend and into next week from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Guests will, however, be allowed to go to the Salvation Army cafeteria during the day.

In addition, the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company will be offering fare-free bus services through Monday.

The shelter is located in the Salvation Army building at 2215 Park Avenue.

The full schedule for the center can be found below.

  • Thursday, January 18 at 4 p.m. to Friday, January 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Friday, January 19 at 4 p.m. to Saturday, January 20 at 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, January 20 at 4 p.m. to Sunday, January 21 at 8 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 21 at 4 p.m. to Monday, January 22 at 8 a.m.
  • Monday, January 22 at 4 p.m. to Tuesday, January 23 at 8 a.m.

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