Warming centers opening across the Wiregrass

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) It wasn't cold enough on Friday night, but the Harbor Church in Dothan is just one of the places across the Wiregrass that will be opening its doors for people when the bitter cold hits the area on January 1st.

Volunteers like Russell Clausell are working to get the Will Jenkins Center in Geneva prepared for the freeze.

He said "Because of the projection here, we don't want to wait until the last minute, to put this into...to let the people know that we're having this and is available to the communities."

Getting the warming centers prepared has been tough, but organizers have gotten some help.

Clausell says "We've already received cots and blankets for the most part from the Red Cross, And we have those stockpiled there in the facility for times like this."

If you are interested in volunteering with warming centers in the Wiregrass, The Christian Mission in Enterprise will be opening their doors at 7 PM on Tuesday.

Hartford Police Chief said protection from cold temperatures will be on an as needed basis. Requests for shelter should be directed to the police department at 334-588-2222.