Warming centers open in Bangor amid cold weather stretch

Bangor warming centers are open amid cold weather stretch.
Bangor warming centers are open amid cold weather stretch.
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 4:22 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Maine will experience some frigid temperatures this week, and warming centers are getting ready.

The Mansion Church in Bangor is using their indoor facility for people when they have nowhere else to get warm.

Local volunteers provide a hot meal, hot shower, and warm blankets to those that enter.

Typically, the church will help dozens of people on a given winter day.

Since March 2020, the Mansion Church has become a valuable resource for the Bangor area’s homeless and others to find a way to get out of the cold.

“It’s really important, I think to have a place that they can come and stay warm. It’s between life and death if you really think about it, because some of these people that when they come in the door at 8 or 9 degrees, it’s cold,” said Terry Dinkins, pastor.

The Brick Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter are the other two warming centers in Bangor.

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