Hands Across Decatur opens community warming center

Jan. 5—With temperatures expected to hover around freezing Thursday and Friday, Hands Across Decatur will serve as a warming center for the community.

The nonprofit organization at 1027 Fifth Ave. S.E., Decatur, opened at 8 a.m. today and will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the homeless population and members of the community without sufficient heat or who are experiencing power outages. The center will remain open until at least 3 p.m. or when people disperse.

The center will serve lunch at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and a breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. on Saturday. To volunteer to help the warming center stay open, contact Hands Across Decatur Executive Director Sue Terrell at 256-616-8210.

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