Church offers warming shelter, hot meal

1stUnited Methodist

The Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., is offering a warming shelter that is open until 4 p.m. today and will offer area residents a place to go for fellowship and food.

A soup lunch and coffee will be served, and puzzles and card games will be available for some leisurely fun.

“We’ll be open to anyone who wants to get out of the cold, or maybe is just looking for a little company,” secretary Kim Wall said this morning. “Our pastors are busy cooking up some food and we wanted to make that available, as the (First United) Presbyterian Church is not serving their evening meal today.”

The Presbyterian Church serves a hot meal the last Tuesday of each month.

The Logan County Emergency Management Agency has not activated an official warming center, but volunteers are ready to do so if the need arises.

EMA Director Helen Norris said Dayton Power & Light has reported no prolonged power outages that would require a shelter be opened and that neither Logan County Sheriff’s or Bellefontaine Police Department dispatch reported any residents requesting assistance.

Volunteers with the Mad River Chapter of the American Red Cross are prepared to open a site if the circumstances change, Mrs. Norris said.