The Conway Ministry Center is hosting a winter warming station for Conway’s homeless population who are without heat and housing this season.
“After months of planning and collaborating with fellow nonprofits, multiple churches and several city officials … it’s happening,” the center’s website states.
While space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, everyone is welcome during the open time frames.
“The station will open every evening to provide a meal, shower and community time,” the website reads.
The warming station will be open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Dec. 24-25 and visitors will only be able to stay overnight in the center if the outside temperature or wind chill is forecasted to drop below 40 degrees that night.
The station will close at 10 p.m. if the temperature or wind chill is not going to drop below 40 degrees.
“[Ten] community churches have signed on to [serve] nightly meals and stay over night Dec. 24 thru Feb. 28,” the website states.
Those wanting to use the facilities can check in at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Showers and community time is set from 8-10 p.m. and lights out at 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Wake up time is set for 6 a.m. and the warming station closes at 7 a.m. until the evening.