New Beginnings Chapel will open its doors at 25 degrees if the temperature is at or below 25 degrees for more than 3 hours on a given night to men and women 18 and older. Check in will begin at 7pm. and guests will need to be checked out by 7am. New Beginnings Chapel can host 30 guests per night. When the temperature drops to 20 degrees, New Beginnings will close and the First Congregational Church will open.
First Congregational Church will host the Emergency Winter Center this year, when the temperature drops to 20 degrees the doors will open to men and women 18 and older. Check in will begin at 7p.m. and guests will need to be checked out by 7a.m. The Emergency Center provides room for roughly 60 guests per night. When the temperature rises above 20 degrees New Beginnings Chapel will reopen.
When the warming centers are activated United Way of Walla Walla County and Walla Walla County Emergency Management will post the information on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/unitedwayww/ and https://www.facebook.com/WallaWallaEM/ respectively.
If you would like to become a warming center volunteer or learn more about volunteering, please call Christy Lieuallen @ 509-529-1183.