The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 26, 2013

Enid shelter open; Lahoma, Hunter have warming stations

By Robert Barron, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — One of three warming stations established in Garfield County has been turned into a shelter for people who need a warm place for the night.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 614 N. Garland, has been converted into a shelter and 10 people are using it, Ken Garcia, of American Red Cross, said Tuesday night.

It is available for anyone who needs a place to stay, Garcia said. Volunteers with the church and Red Cross are running the shelter. Red Cross is providing meals for those staying there.

The town of Lahoma set up a warming station in town hall, said Mike Honigsberg, director of Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management, and Hunter Fire Department established a warming station in the station.