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City of Canton opens warming centers for those in need during extreme winter weather

The centers will be open during the period of cold that Northeast Ohio is currently experiencing.

CANTON, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on February 8, 2021.

As Northeast Ohio continues to brace for the extremely cold temperatures and snow-filled days ahead, the City of Canton today announced that they will open warming centers for people in the area. 

The centers will open on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and again this weekend, Feb. 19 and 20. Those in need of a warm place over the next few day can check out the list below for options around Canton. 

The Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center (1400 Sherrick Road SE, Canton, OH 44707)

  • Tuesday, February 16 from 6:00 pm through Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 am 
  • Friday, February 19 from 6:00 pm through Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 am
  • Saturday, February 20 from 6:00 pm through Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 am 

Masks are required and temperatures will be taken when guests arrive. Cots and blankets will be provided. Guests must enter through the building's west doors. Any questions or concerns, call (330) 489-3350. 

Refuge of Hope (405 Third St NE, Canton, OH 44702)

  • Tuesday, February 16 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (No overnight stay) 
  • Friday, February 19 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (No overnight stay) 
  • Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (No overnight stay) 

Masks are required for any guests who arrive at Refuge of Hope and temperature checks will be in place. Guests must use door #3 and hot food and beverages will be provided. Any questions or concerns, call (330) 453-1785.

The Salvation Army (420 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702)

  • Wednesday, February 17 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (No overnight stay)
  • Thursday, February 18 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (No overnight stay) 
  • Friday, February 19 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (No overnight stay) 
  • Saturday, February 20 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (No overnight stay)

Masks are to be worn by all guests, but will be provided to a guest if they do not have one. Temperatures will also be taken upon arrival. The Salvation Army will have hot food and beverages available to guests. Any questions or concerns, call (33) 453-0159. 

SARTA will also be providing transportation to the Salvation Army, free of charge, and following the schedule below. 

  • Passenger pick up from Cornerstone Transit Center on Cherry Ave SE and from the Salvation Army to the Coleman Community Center free of charge from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as well as Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. 
  • Passenger pick up from the Coleman Community Center to Cornerstone Transit Center on Cherry Ave SE and to the Salvation Army free of charge from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Wednesday, February 17 and on Saturday, February 20. 

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