Record-Breaking Cold Snap Kicks Allegheny County, Pa., Warming Center, Shelters 'Into Overdrive'

(TNS) – More than a dozen people bustled about the basement of The River – A Community Church in New Kensington on midday Wednesday.

Pots of chicken noodle and vegetable broth soups simmered on a stovetop while flaky, doughy biscuits baked in the oven below.

Some volunteers prepped a refreshment area offering a variety of drinks and snacks — freshly brewed coffee, bottled water, fruit juice, hot chocolate and made-from-scratch cookies as well as store-bought ones. Others set up several tables and chairs and put on display an array of donated items up for grabs — beanies, scarves, gloves, coats and baby blankets.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a pair of men lugged outside a large sign labeled “Warming Center” and planted it in the church’s snow-blanketed lawn with an arrow pointing passersby to the basement entrance.


Source: DRJ New feed

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