Warming stations for homeless
The following have been designated as warming stations for the homeless this winter. They provide activities, food and a place to hang out if the outside temperature gets below 34 degrees. The hours are 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
At 10 p.m. anyone in need can be transported to the Salvation Army Campus. Transportation for the warming stations leaves from the Life House at 4 p.m.
Mondays: First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd St NW in Hickory
Tuesdays: Life House, 831 2nd Ave Pl SE in Hickory
Wednesdays: Morning Star & Christ Church, 126 4th Ave SW in Hickory
Thursdays: First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Ave NE in Hickory
Fridays: Corinth Reformed United Church, 150 16th Ave NW in Hickory
Saturdays: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 547 6th St NW in Hickory
Sundays: St Luke's United Methodist Church, 52 16th Ave NW in Hickory
For more information, contact 828-322-8061 x65618 (The Salvation Army Shelter).
Christmas Bureau registration closed but toys and clothing options still available...
If you weren’t able to sign up for this year’s Christmas Bureau, local law enforcement programs are still available – Cops for Tots and Santa Cops – to help families provide toys and clothing to their children during the holidays.
Conover Police Department Santa Cops program
Applications can be found at Conover PD Website, and they need to be completed and turned in by Dec. 10.
All applicants must reside within the following school systems: Newton-Conover City Schools, Lyle Creek Elementary and Shuford Elementary.
Children receiving help from DSS or other Christmas Programs or if they have received help from the Santa Cops Program the last two years will not qualify for Santa Cops.
To make donations, look for the Conover Police Santa Cops Logo on any of the donation boxes at locations in Conover.
For more information call Conover PD at 828-465-4698.
Hickory Police Department Cops for Tots “Christmas Wish House”
The location of the Christmas Wish House will be the Old Soup Kitchen building located at 131 Main Avenue NE in Hickory this year. The dates will be Dec. 11-13.
For information about Hickory Police Department’s Cops for Tots call 828-261-2691 or visit HPD’s Facebook Page.
Those families who are serviced by the Christmas Bureau in 2018 or have been serviced by the Wish House for the past three consecutive years will not be eligible to shop at the Christmas Wish House. Hopefully this will allow more children in need to receive toys.