HOUSTON – One of the biggest needs in the city now that temperatures have dropped below freezing and there is a crisis due to blackouts is to seek shelter and warmth.
In the metropolitan area, several shelters have been arranged where you can spend the night in case you do not have electricity, water, or food in your house.
According to known figures, there are more than 1,300,000 people without electricity in the city.
YMCA of Greater Houston
The organization opened – in conjunction with the city – the Houston Texans YMCA and the Joe Foster Family YMCA as warm-up centers.
- Houston Texans YMCA – 5202 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77021
- Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA – 1234 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018
National Association of Christian Churches
A center was opened to receive people without electricity at 16605 Air Center Blvd. It is suggested to call 832-626-7111 before moving to the scene.
George R. Brown Convention Center
The George R. Brown Convention Center is offering shelter to nearly 800 people.
Jim “Mattress” Mack decided to set up his two main stores at 6006 North Freeway and 7227 W. Grand Parkway in Richmond as warm-up centers.
Galveston CoCare is working with the City of Galveston to coordinate with local agencies and provide assistance and shelter.
Lakewood Church opened as a warming center. They have a capacity for about 50 people.