Warming center will open on Friday, Saturday in Ravenna

A warming center offering people shelter from the cold will open Friday and Saturday at The Haven of Portage County.

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Anne Marie Noble, executive director of The Haven, said the warming center will open at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center will operate in the common area of the shelter, located at 2645 state Route 59 in Ravenna Township. They will leave at 8 a.m.

Those who enter will not be subject to the same background checks required for longer-term residents, and will have access to showers and laundry.

Volunteers are needed for all shifts and all times. Those who wish to volunteer should call the Haven at 330-235-8600 or visit the Haven's website for information for a volunteer application.

Donations of hot soup, sandwich supplies, cereal also are welcome. The Haven also asked for coffee donations.

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