Representatives from the City of Carbondale, Carbondale Interfaith Council, Carbondale Public Library, Good Samaritan House, Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless, Jackson County Health Department, Centerstone, SIU Clinical Center and the Sparrow Coalition have tentative plans to open an emergency warming center to supplement Carbondale’s existing homeless shelter system.
This working group is seeking donations of $7,500 to launch the center by early January and a total of $50,000 to sustain the center through this and the 2019 winter season.
Information regarding donations and the center can be found at https://carbondalewarmingcenter.weebly.com/. Members of the media should contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.
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