Cooler Temperatures bring preparations for Beckley Warming Center

Beckley, WV – A collaboration between multiple agencies, organizations, individuals, and representatives from the City of Beckley will launch a Warming Center in Beckley for those who need shelter to stay warm and safe during cold weather events.
The Beckley Warming Center will be open in the Fellowship Hall of the Beckley Community United
Methodist Church, located at 217 South Heber Street, Beckley, WV. The Warming Center will be
available between December 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 when the temperature, including wind chill, is
at or below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. When weather predictions forecast below freezing temperatures,
the Warming Center will be open if the temperature reaches 15 degrees or below, including wind chill.
The Beckley Warming Center will accept guests beginning at 8:00 p.m. on the nights at or below 15
degrees and stay open overnight until 7:00 a.m. the following morning. If the temperature stays below
the 15-degree mark, the Warming Center will open again at 8:00 p.m.
A training for interested volunteers is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17th in the
Fellowship Hall of the Beckley Community United Methodist Church. The collaborative is asking for
volunteers to contact United Way Executive Director Trena Dacal. Trena can be reached at The shifts are 7:30 p.m. – midnight, midnight – 4:00 a.m., and 4:00 a.m. –
7:30 a.m. on the designated nights that the Warming Center is open.
Residents should also know that in addition to the Beckley Warming Center, the Raleigh County
Community Action Emergency Housing Center is always open and located at 103 South Eisenhower
Drive. The Emergency Housing Center provides shelter, three hot meals and a snack per day, and
emergency case management.