soup kitchenOWENSBORO, Ky. ( 12/17/17) — The first White Flag (warming shelter) Event of the 2017-2018 cold season will occur tonight, Friday, and Saturday evenings. 

According to the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency, the following temperature are expected for the next three nights:

Thursday night: Air Temperature (20°F) plus wind speed (5 MPH) equates to 13°F wind chill.
Friday night: Air Temperature (24°F) plus wind speed (8 MPH) equates to 15°F wind chill.
Saturday night: Air Temperature (22°F) plus wind speed (9mph) equates to 12°F wind chill.
 
White Flag Warming Shelter Information:
Location: St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter (1001 W. 7th St., Owensboro)
Provided: Bedding/linens, shower/toiletries, and a warm place to spend the evening (men, women, children, families).
The person in charge is Harry Pedigo St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter Manager.
Phone: 270-541-1003
White Flag hours: 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.

Meals: Provided at Daniel Pitino Shelter, 501 Walnut St., Owensboro. Phone: (270) 688-9000.
                Breakfast: 8 – 10 a.m.
                Lunch: 11 – 11:30 a.m.
                Dinner: 5:30 – 6 p.m.

Transportation: By foot or bus pass (bus passes will be available at Daniel Pitino Shelter to only be used for travel to the White Flag shelter). If arrangements need to be made for accessibility issues, Daniel Pitino Shelter will contact GRITS, which may need a 2-hr advance notice.

Other:
Those seeking shelter are not required to go to Daniel Pitino Shelter, but rather if desired, can self-transport to St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter any time during the White Flag operating hours.

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