First United Methodist Church of Crown Point to Officially Open New Warming and Cooling Center

In Crown Point, residents in need of a warming or cooling center in extreme weather will now have a new location for assistance, thanks to a collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations.

First United Methodist Church of Crown Point at 352 South Main St. will now house a Warming and Cooling Center for the City of Crown Point, church officials announced this week.

The Warming and Cooling Center is a combined effort between the City of Crown Point Emergency Management Agency, the Indiana Office of Energy Development, Legacy Environmental Services, Inc. and First United Methodist Church of Crown Point.

The Crown Point Warming and Cooling Center will be available when the city’s Emergency Management Agency determines there is a need to provide short-term services to the community, including during extreme temperatures when normal heating and cooling within a resident’s home may be ineffective or unavailable.

First United Methodist Church of Crown Point will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 to officially open the Warming and Cooling Center for the City of Crown Point. The public is invited to attend.