Multiple organizations come together to create a warming center

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - An emergency warming center was opened tonight at the Erickson Building, near the Journey Museum. It’s the site of the former Club for Boys Thrift Store. RV Ministry helped to coordinate the effort, with help from other groups including the Homeless Coalition, The Club for Boys and the Hope Center.

The doors to the warming center opened at ten, offering warmth, blankets, food and beverages for this who need it.

"We do know that 10% of our boys are homeless at some point throughout the year. Which is kind of, you know, pretty significant number when you think about it. So, we have also made a commitment to do more for their families, besides serving the boys. What can we do more for the families'? And this was another one of those opportunities,” said Doug Herrmann, Club for Boys Executive Director.

The group hopes to continue to provide an emergency warming shelter as needed.