City of McAllen Warming Centers to Serve as Overnight Shelters Once Again

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Once again this evening, the City of McAllen’s two community centers currently serving as warming centers for residents will serve as overnight shelters.  Tonight, beginning at 6:00 p.m., both Las Palmas Community Center and Palm View Community Center will once again convert to overnight shelters for individuals or families needing shelter, warmth and food.

“We encourage everyone who needs warmth, running water and food to take advantage of these shelters for themselves and their families,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E. 

COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to and will include a limit to the number of people and family units to allow social distancing. The centers will provide a dinner meal, but snacks and other refreshments will be allowed to be brought into the shelter.

A health screening for COVID-19 will be given during registration and the temperatures of those seeking shelter will be checked. 

Pets will not be allowed and individuals should bring all prescription medications and blankets, if they wish.

For more information, please contact the centers directly.  Las Palmas Community Center, located at 1921 N. 25th St. can be reached at (956) 681-3350 or Palm View Community Center, located at 3401 Jordan Rd. can be reached at  (956) 681-3360.

The two locations will continue to serve as warming centers for the community for Friday, February 19, 2021 and will serve as an overnight shelter tomorrow evening, as well.

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