Shelters prepare for influx of people amidst cold temperatures
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Many people in the Bowling Green and Southcentral Kentucky community will be looking for a warm place to stay over the next few days because of the frigid temperatures.
Homeless shelters in Bowling Green are preparing themselves for an influx of people seeking shelter over the holiday weekend due to very cold temperatures.
Room in the Inn is an emergency, winter shelter that is open every day from November to March.
Although the shelter is doing what it can to prepare for people staying overnight, finding places during the day has been the most challenging.
“This year, we knew that it was going to be cold around this time. We also knew, with the holidays, we did not want to turn anybody away,” said Jarod Hines, program coordinator for Room in the Inn.
“Whenever we are planning out the season, we made sure to get a church that could take everybody,” said Hines. “On Saturday and Sunday, we will be able to take everybody that comes to us, even if they have to sleep on sleeping bags or cots indoors.”
If you, or someone you know, are seeking shelter before the cold weather gets worse in the coming days, here is a list of all of the shelters offering warming stations in Southcentral Kentucky:
Room in the Inn
1033 31 W Bypass
400 West Main
Tru by Hilton – STRANDED TRAVELERS Tru by Hilton and Hyatt Place are NOT offering free rooms. They are offering to allow stranded travelers a place to warm up for a short period of time in their lobbies.
1864 Cave Mill Road
Kummer Little Recreation Center
333 College Street
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
Hyatt Place -- STRANDED TRAVELERS Tru by Hilton and Hyatt Place are NOT offering free rooms. They are offering to allow stranded travelers a place to warm up for a short period of time in their lobbies.
1347 Center Street
Allen County Rescue Squad - Offering pickup services for those who need it: (270) 756-1537.
Open 12/23 until 12/24 at Noon
210 Virginia Avenue
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