BELL COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: There are a few places in Bell County set to open on Tuesday night to assist those needing to get out of the cold weather.
The Salvation Army of Bell County’s Warming Center will open at 7 p.m. Monday, and guests are welcome to stay until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Breakfast will be provided. The plan is to have the Warming Center open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The weather will be monitored to see if additional nights are needed.
The Salvation Army shelter in Temple is located at 419 West Avenue G. Staff members say the Center is always open and provides overnight shelter for men, women, and families all year-round. Service dogs only are allowed in the Center, but needs to able to be kenneled/crated inside the building.
To make a donation, or for more information about the warming station and inclement weather shelter, you can call The Salvation Army at 254-774-9961, visit online at https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/bell-county, or stop by at 419 West Avenue G in Temple.
In addition, Impact Church, located at 306 E. Adams Avenue in Temple, is open for overnight accommodations starting at 6 p.m. Dinner, showers and breakfast will be provided to anyone who needs them. You can contact Impact Church at 254-493-5422 for more information.
In Killeen, the City is opening the Killeen Arts and Activities Center as a warming center for those in need overnight from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, and again from 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 to 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 2. The center will close each morning to allow staff an opportunity to follow sanitation guidelines and deep clean the facility.
The Killeen Arts and Activities Center is located at 801 North 4th Street in Killeen (Street entrance doors are located at 116 East Sprott Street). If no one is using the service by 11:30 p.m., the warming center will close.
Citizens who would like to donate water can drop it off at any Killeen Fire Station and let them know it is for the warming center. City Staff will work to distribute those donations.