Birmingham warming station opens Sunday evening at Boutwell Auditorium

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greets a visitor at the BJCC warming station on Christmas Day, 2017. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to a Facebook post by Don Lupo, director of the city of Birmingham’s Office of Citizen Assistance, Birmingham will be opening a warming station at Boutwell Auditorium on Sunday evening, January 19.

Cold Snap

The Boutwell warming station will remain open till Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service expects evening temps to fall hover around the low to mid 20s.

Donations welcome

Want to help out?

Beginning Sunday morning 10:00am, the City of Birmingham will be accepting washable blankets, toiletries, bottled water, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, individually wrapped snack items, oranges and bananas at Boutwell (1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Blvd).

Call Don Lupo at 205-335-4573 if you have questions about donations.

Good Grit Magazine accepting donations too

Along with the city’s efforts, Good Grit Magazine has teamed up with Heart to Table – accepting donations throughout the month of January.  Their next drop-off date is January 21st.

Here are the details.

Do your part.  If you are out at Walmart or just grocery shopping today, pick up something to donate.  Every little bit helps.

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.