How you can help the Birmingham Warming Station

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Lots of people are trying to escape these freezing temperatures in Birmingham. The city, BJCC and Jimmie Hale Mission are teaming up to open a warming station for those seeking shelter.

Mission Executive Director Perryn Carroll stresses that it’s not just about making people more comfortable, it’s a matter of life and death. That’s why the warm-up station will be open to everyone.

The homeless, and even those without adequate heating in their homes.

The community has already shown a lot of support.

Meals and snacks have all been provided, but there are still things you can do to help out this holiday season.

“We always need blankets and we need volunteers at BJCC South Hall. As you can imagine, between two and three hundred people generate a lot of waste. We have to pick up, we have to keep things clean and we have to make sure things are checked in and in order,” Carroll said.

If you need shelter, you can go to the BJCC. Director Carroll stresses that no one will be turned away.

Donations can be made at the BJCC South Exhibit Hall any day this weekend between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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