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City and community partners open respite centers

City and community partners open respite centers

City of Memphis, Office of Emergency Management, Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security are joining with the American Red Cross and faith-based partners to open Respite Centers due to the extreme cold and extended power outages.   Respite Centers provide hospitality, a place to get warm, charge your phone or other devices, information and snacks.   

Respite Centers will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Dave Wells Community 915 Chelsea Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38107 

Orange Mound Community Center 2572 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38114 

Bellevue Baptist Church 2000 Appling Rd, Cordova, TN 38016 

Warming Center Continuous Operation Location: Hickory Hill Community Center (3910 Ridgeway Road)

127 residents were sheltered at the Hickory Hill Community Center, Thursday, February 3.

 Due to COVID precautions, all persons seeking entry into the center will be required to take a COVID test as well as adhere to social distancing guidance. Masking is strongly encouraged for all persons in the center. Those seeking overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at:

• Memphis Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Avenue (901)-526-8403

• The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Avenue (901)-529-4545

• Additional shelters call (901) 529-4545

For transportation, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 901-297-1680.