Warming center opens in Post Falls

St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho opened its second warming center last week to provide refuge from the cold in Post Falls.

The center, at 202 W. Seventh St., is behind the agency’s thrift store, in the Kamps Apartments basement. It will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. whenever the weather falls below 20 degrees or a 20-degree wind chill.

It joins the agency’s Coeur d’Alene warming center, at 117 E. Walnut St., which was full last week, a news release from St. Vincent said.

The Post Falls warming center has space for 50 people and offers sleeping bags, blankets, gloves, stocking caps, coats, a full bathroom, warm food and drinks.

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