City Continues To Open Community Center As Warming Shelter
12/27/2006

In a continued effort to provide shelter from the extreme cold temperatures to our homeless and indigent population, the City Parks, Recreation and Community Services division will open Frank H. Ball community center tonight through December 29 as temperatures are expected to reach the 36 degree mark.

Frank H. Ball is located at 760 Mayor, Fresno 93706. The shelter will be open from 6:00pm until 8:00am. Parks, Recreation and Community Service, will again provide transportation to and from the community center beginning at 6:00pm until midnight and will transport from the centers beginning at 7:00am the following morning to the Fresno Rescue Mission and Poverello House where a hot meal is available.

Transportation for the downtown area will be located in front of the Rescue Mission as well as other designated locations throughout the community. Questions regarding the warming shelter availability or transportation concerns can be directed to the City’s One Call Center at 559-621-CITY.

Poverello House will once again store and care for personal belongings that cannot be transported.

For additional information regarding the activation levels for the Warming Centers, go to www.fresno.gov.

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Patti Miller, Public Affairs Administrator 621-7795

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