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New Rochester warming center officially opens Wednesday night



ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A 10 month collaboration between several community organizations is now providing a warming center for people without homes.

The Rochester Community Warming Center across from the government center officially opened Wednesday night, and will be open seven days a week including holidays.

This also means the skyways will now be closing at night. Officers say they will not be giving citations, just warnings as of now.

Catholic Charities is operating the facility, but staff say without more volunteers will not open. On any given night there needs to be at least two people for the doors to open.

"We need many volunteers to back up this endeavor because we'd like to have three at any given time in the building and no less than two," stated Thomas Parlin, Parish Social Ministries Program Director, Catholic Charities.

If you would like learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

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