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Warming Stations & Community Resources

Big Red Community, We will be posting regular updates below about community resources in our area in response to the ongoing weather emergency. For mental health resources, click here.

February 21, 9:00 a.m. UPDATE

On Monday, February 22, free Grab & Go breakfast and lunch will be available at ALL Belton ISD campuses. Students do not need to be present and no ID is required. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

On Sunday, food distribution for those in need will be available at Love of Christ Food Pantry at 2000 Airport Road in Temple from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Bottled Water Distribution will continue in Temple from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Central Fire Station, 210 N. 3rd St.
  • Family Promise, 1018 E Avenue A
  • Grace Temple Ministries, 801 S 13th S
  • Fire Station #2, 1710 E. Ave H.; and
  • Mayborn Civic & Convention Center, 3303 N 3rd St.

Water will be limited to one case per household while supplies last.

Potable water is also available at Temple Fire Stations #3-8. Citizens must bring their own container to fill up with potable water:

  • Fire Station #3, 3606 Midway Dr,
  • Fire Station #4, 411 Waters Dairy Rd.
  • Fire Station #5, 510 North Apache
  • Fire Station #6, 3620 Range Rd.
  • Fire Station #7, 8420 West Adams
  • Fire Station #8, 7268 Airport Rd.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact the City of Temple Call Center at 254.298.5550. The Call Center will close at 6pm on Sunday, 2/21.

February 20, 2021 3:00 p.m. UPDATE

Bell County provided this updated list of warming centers and shelters for those who are still need:

SHELTER
Temple
  • Impact Church, 306 E Adams
  • Salvation Army, 419 W. Ave. G
Salado
  • United Methodist Church, 650 Royal St
WARMING CENTER
Harker Heights
  • Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing
Killeen
  • Skyline Baptist Church, 906 Trimmier Rd
  • Liberty Christian Center Gym, 4107 Westcliff Rd.

February 20, 2021 9:30 a.m. UPDATE

If you are in need of food, The Salvation Army Bell Countywill be open today from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. for anyone in need. Food distribution will take place at the Salvation Army McLane Center of Hope located at 419 West Avenue G in Temple while supplies last.

Volunteers are also needed to assist with the food distribution. If you are able to help, just show up at the McLane Center of Hope.

February 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. UPDATE

Due to the needs of the community, Helping Hands Ministry of Belton will open today from 1-5pm for an emergency food drive-thru! Please use Laura Mae’s entrance in the front of the building to pick up groceries.

The City of Temple has annouced a boil water notice is now in effect for City of Temple water customers east of I-35. Read more by clicking here.

They have also established an emergency call center that will help arrange safe transportation assistance to a warming shelter during this weather event. Please call 254.298.5500 to make arrangements. The shelters also plan to be open through Friday to assist citizens in Temple, and are adhering to COVID guidelines. Please bring bedding, medication and extra clothing.

The following facilities are available as warming shelters:

  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1018 S 7th St. (Spanish Speaking is available at this location)
    • Pets are accepted, must be secured in a kennel or on leash.
  • St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 2807 Oakdale Dr.
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central Ave.
    • Pets are accepted, must be secured in a kennel or on leash.
  • Salvation Army, 419 W. Ave. G

Pets will only be accepted at noted facilities.

February 17, 2021 8:00 p.m. UPDATE

  See updated information from Bell County on public warming centers and shelters. All are requiring masks and encouraging individuals to bring any necessary medications, as well as extra clothing, food, water, and bedding.

 

City

Location

Address

Notes

Warming Center

Ft. Hood

Community Event Center

50012 Clear Creek Rd.

For soldiers and families

Harker Heights

Recreation Center

307 Millers Crossing

 

Killeen

Skyline Baptist Church

906 Trimmier Rd

Limited number of pets in a separate building

Liberty Christian Center Gym

4107 Westcliff Rd.

No pets.

Salado

Civic Center

601 N. Main Street

Pets discouraged.

Shelter

Temple

First Baptist Church

8015 W Adams Ave.

No pets.

Immanuel Baptist Church

1401 W. Central Ave.

Pets are accepted, must be secured in a kennel or on leash.

Impact Church

306 E Adams

No pets.

Salvation Army

419 W. Ave. G

No pets.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church

2807 Oakdale Dr.

No pets.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

1018 S 7th St.

Pets are accepted, must be secured in a kennel or on leash.

Temple Bible Church

3205 Oakview Dr.

 

Salado

United Methodist Church

650 Royal St

 

Church of Christ, Activates Center

225 N. Church St.

  


February 17, 2021 12:30 p.m. UPDATE

Belton Police have shared that the warming station at the American Legion Hall in Belton will be closing. 

Helping Hands Ministry of Belton at 2210 Holland Road  will be open today from 10-4 for drive-thru emergency groceries. Their parking lot is very icy. Drive-thru will be held in front of the building by Laura Mae’s door. Drive thru only if you need groceries. Stay safe!

February 17, 2021 10:30 a.m. UPDATE

Here is a list of shelters and warming stations compiled and shared today by Bell County:

Temple

  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1018 S 7th St.
  • St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 2807 Oakdale Drive
  • First Baptist Church, 8015 W Adams Ave.
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central Ave.
  • Salvation Army, 419 W. Ave. G

Belton

  • American Legion Hall, 101 W. Avenue A

Salado

  • United Methodist Church, 650 Royal St.

WARMING CENTERS

  • Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing

Killeen

  • Skyline Baptist Church, 906 Trimmier Road
  • Liberty Christian Center Gym, 4107 Westcliff Road

Salado

  • Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.
  • Church of Christ, 217 N Stagecoach Road

All of the sites listed above are requesting that residents bring any necessary medications, as well as extra clothing, food, water, bedding.

The shelters located in St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Immanuel Baptist Church are accepting pets, provided they are secured in a kennel or on a leash.

At this time, no Belton ISD campuses are open as warming stations. Should this change. an update will be posted here and on our social media accounts.

Feburary 16, 2021 9:00 PM UPDATE

The City of Temple has established a call center for information and assistance during this weather event. Residents can call 254.298.5550.

Call takers will provide updated information on warming shelter availability. Transportation assistance will also be provided for those with certain medical conditions that are unable to drive to warming shelters.

Read more from the City of Temple by clicking here.

February 16, 2021 4:00 PM UPDATE

Two campuses will serve our Big Red Community as warming stations:

Tuesday, February 16

4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

North Belton Middle School
907 Prairie View Rd. Temple TX 76502
*Please enter through the back of the campus

Belton Middle School
1704 Sparta Road, Belton TX 76513
*Please enter through the cafeteria/gym parking lot.

We will be opening these warming stations to serve as a place to get out of the cold and charge devices. 

At this time, these are not overnight locations and cannot accommodate pets.

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For current sheltering options, please see this list provided by our City of Temple partners.

Several local facilities are open as warming shelters for residents without power.

If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911. If you need other assistance or information regarding shelters, call 211. Do not call the Temple Police Department for non-police related incidents.

Residents are strongly encouraged to contact neighbors, the elderly and those with medical needs to ensure they are safe and have received these messages. If you can safely provide assistance for your neighbors, please do so.

The following facilities are available as warming shelters:

  • Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Dr.
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1018 S 7th St.
    • Pets are accepted, but must be secured in a kennel.
  • St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 2807 Oakdale Dr.
  • First Baptist Church, 8015 W Adams Ave.
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central Ave. – Opens at 2 p.m.
  • Salvation Army, 419 W. Ave. G

Bring extra clothing, food and water, bedding and medication. Pets will only be accepted at noted facilities. Shelter space is limited and should be used by those with immediate need.

If you are safe in your home, do not leave. To stay safe during a power outage:

  • Keep blinds or curtains closed to keep heat in.
  • Close off rooms to avoid wasting heat.
  • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing
  • Eat and drink. Avoid caffeine.
  • Stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors.
  • Use alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or power-dependent medical devices.
  • Disconnect appliances to reduce energy strain.

Stay off roads if avoidable, and use caution if driving:

  • Keep space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Watch out for black ice – don’t drive after snowmelt.
  • Watch for fallen branches and powerlines.
  • Don’t drive if you do not need to.