Greenfield officials urging people to seek shelter during cold days and nights

Franklin County

The City of Greenfield is reminding residents of places they can go to stay warm during extremely cold weather.

It’s still unknown what the official cause of death is for the man and woman who were found dead in Greenfield last Monday, but it’s a reminder that it’s important to find shelter on cold nights.

For some time now, the city has offered the John Zon Community Center and the Greenfield Public Library as a warming center for residents to get relief from this bitter cold weather.

But for people needing a warm place to stay overnight, Greenfield’s Community and Economic Development Department told 22News that people should find shelter at either the ServiceNet Shelter or the Salvation Army.

“When the temperature really dives deep, we know that some people who typically wouldn’t come to the shelter do show up here,” said MJ Adams, director, told 22News. “And so we’re here to say, ‘Whoever you are in need of a warm place to be overnight, come to the shelter, we’ll make sure that you’re sheltered.'”

Each location serving as a day-time warming center is open during its normal hours of operations.

Again, if you are in need of a warm place to stay overnight, you’re advised to visit either the ServiceNet Shelter or the Salvation Army in Greenfield.

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