2-1-1 resources to help those impacted by shutdown
The impact of the federal government shutdown is beginning to be felt across the country and North Carolina.
Nearly 34,000 civilian federal workers in the state, out of the more than 800,000 nationwide, did not receive their most recent paychecks.
The United Way Worldwide’s helpline, 2-1-1 and specifically North Carolina’s UW 2-1-1 is prepared to be a resource for those families and individuals impacted by the shutdown.
North Carolina 2-1-1 call specialists have information about national resources being shared at http://211.org/services/govshutdown as well as other local resources within the 2-1-1 resource database.
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).
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