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Posted on: January 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Moss Rose Center to Open as Warming Center Tuesday through Thursday nights

City partners with group to provide relief from cold

KILLEEN, Texas (Jan. 24, 2023) – The City of Killeen has partnered with the Killeen Housing Authority, the Moss Rose Center and other community partners to provide a warming center for those in need from the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 24 through the morning of Friday, Jan. 27.

The Moss Rose Center, located at 103 East Avenue E, will open at 6p.m. each night (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) to serve dinner, and will remain open overnight to provide shelter to those in need until 9a.m. the next day. If no one is utilizing the service by 11:30p.m., the warming center will close.

While a meal will be provided, the center does not offer full sheltering services. City warming centers are set up to offer temporary relief from the cold, so no beds or showers are provided.

To provide a safe environment for community members who use this service, all donations must follow these guidelines: 

  • Call ahead to (254) 327-1164 (ext. 13) to see what is needed 
  • Food is required to be in original packaging, not past posted expiration date and not require heating 
  • Blankets must be brand new, odor free and in original packaging 

Unfortunately, the Moss Rose Center can NOT accept the following: 

  • New or used (including gently-used) toys, clothing, stuffed animals, bedding, or candy 
  • Gift-wrapped items 
  • New or used medical supplies or equipment 

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