BREAKING NEWS

Lehigh Valley

Warming centers increase in importance during winter months

EASTON, Pa. - As the temperature drops, shelters and warming centers across the Lehigh Valley get very busy.

The decision on whether to take advantage of warming centers could be a matter of life or death.

Jeff Poch, director of Safe Harbor Easton, said two homeless people died in November after sleeping out in the elements and said local warming centers are encouraging people to come in from the cold.

Poch said unlike shelters, which have a limited number of beds, warming centers are open to anyone.

The centers opened Dec. 1 and will be available nightly throughout the end of March.


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

This Week's Circulars

Lehigh Valley News

Latest From The Newsroom