Shelter from Storm opening on Savannah Street

A shelter from the storm will be open at 12 Savannah Street in Newnan from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.

Perpetual Community Resource Center is opening its doors to anyone who needs a warm place to stay. That includes the homeless, anyone who is stranded and doesn’t want to drive in the icy conditions, and anyone who may lose heat because of power outages.

Savannah Street is located off Greenville Street, across from the Greenville Street Park and just north of the Coweta Justice Center.

The resource center opened during the January snowstorm. This time, “we are trying to be ahead of the game and already be set up,” said Ieasha Barrow, assistant executive director.

The American Red Cross has dropped off emergency shelter supplies including cots, blankets and pillows, Barrow said.

She’s hoping the building won’t lose power, but if it does, they have fireplaces, and Tuesday afternoon, they were in the process of getting some firewood.

The resource center already offers meals every Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., so there will be food for those who stay there. The center partners with Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City, as well as Cornerstone United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Barrow said.

Barrow said she has also contacted the local extended stay motel to tell staff to send over anyone who needs a room, if the hotel fills up.

For more information, contact Barrow at 404-769-1236.



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