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Warming center will open at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Martinsville

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

MARTINSVILLE – The long awaited Martinsville-Henry County Warming Center is set to open on Monday.

The warming center is partnering with Forest Hills Presbyterian Church located at 725 Beechnut Lane in Martinsville to open.

It will provide a safe, warm overnight stay for those experiencing homelessness when temperatures are below freezing.

“Together, we will be able to provide our guests somewhere to sleep, a warm meal, snacks, personal care items and other supplies as needed,” the center’s lead Cristen Anderson said in a press release.

The church offered space for the warming center and have been working diligently over the last month to finalize the plans with insurance, inspections and facilities.

“We are excited about this partnership, and we are thankful for other partnerships that help make the MHC Warming Center a possibility in our community. With the help of FHPC and others in the community, we are making a difference,” Anderson added.

If you would like to become involved by volunteering, visit for details.

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