Warm places to go this week if you need shelter

The Red Cross and Salvation Army have partnered together to open a shelter at The Salvation Army in Ottumwa. The shelter is open 24/7! If you need a warm place to stay please come in 505 W Main. They’ll have warm food, drinks, cots and blankets.  And if you live in Monroe County and need a warm place to stay, call 641-932-7815.

Ottumwa’s 10-15 transit will provide free rides for anyone needing transportation to the Ottumwa Salvation Army shelter.

SIEDA Auditorium 725 W. Second Ottumwa
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Bridgeview Center 102 Church St. Ottumwa
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ottumwa Public Library 102 W. Fourth St. Ottumwa
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Sigourney Public Library will be having extended hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week to provide a safe space for those who need it. Come in from the cold, starting at 10 am til 7pm for free coffee, cocoa, and pastries (while supplies last).

In anticipation of dangerously cold temperatures, Grinnell Regional Medical Center will be open to individuals who need to find a warm shelter. The warming station will open at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, and remain open until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. Guests may enter the main or emergency entrances and proceed to the dining area by the cafeteria.

Sigourney United Methodist Church is open 24/7.

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