ROCK HILL — The United Way of York County opened its Rock Hill warming centers Monday for anyone needing a warm place to sleep and eat.
New this year is the Hope Street House at 433 Hope St.,which will accommodate women and children. The home was donated to the Salvation Army recently and has been renovated by community volunteers including the Comporium Pioneers Club.
A warming center for women and children will open every night until March 1, starting Monday at 6 p.m., at the Salvation Army located at 119 Charlotte Ave.
A mens center is also available at Bethel United Methodist Church at 1232 Curtis St., open nightly from Nov. 15 until March 1.
Volunteers are needed to serve meals and can sign up at www.takethemameal.com or contact the Salvation Army at 324-5141 or Bethel United Methodist Church at 327-4881.
Donations are also needed for people staying at the warming center. The United Way is asking for the following items: pillows, paper products, socks, new or gently used tennis shoes, twin sheet sets, coats, gloves and personal hygiene products.
This winter is the fifth year the United Way has operated the warming centers for homeless people in York County.
Last year, the centers served 133 men, women and children in their two warming center locations.
Anna Douglas 803-329-4068