As of 1/29/2019


Open and Potential warming centers and potential shelters for Van Buren County for upcoming cold weather Wednesday and Thursday:




Bangor Train Depot, 541 Railroad St, Bangor, MI 49013

Designated as a 24/7 warming center for the remainder of the week.


South Haven Community Church, 1045 E Wilson St, South Haven, MI 49090

Contact: Barb Guthrie



Will be a warming station from Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 pm through Friday, February 1, 2019, 10:00 am. Those wishing to stay overnight should be there each night by 5:00 pm when a dinner will be served Breakfast will be served Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 am. Space is limited so people will be taken in on a first come first served basis.

Please do not bring alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs, weapons of any kind and pets.

Do bring prescribed medication and personal hygiene products.

Some Cots and blankets will be provided by the Red Cross. You may want to bring additional ones if available.


Decatur Police Department Lobby, 114 N Phelps St, Decatur, MI 49045


Potential Warming Centers if Needed:


Will be opened as needed: Call Lt. Kirk prior to sending anyone to these locations


Hartford Methodist Church, 425 E Main St, Hartford, MI 49057

Contact Information:

Robbie Harting-Fire Chief

Hartford Fire Department

436 East Main Street

Hartford, MI 49057

Station (269) 621-4707

Cell (269) 757-4355

Fax (269) 621-3519


Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford, MI 49057

Contact Information:

Ben Williamson



Lilly of the Valley Church, 30600 M-140, Covert, MI 49043

Pastor Darryl Williams



Bloomingdale Conservation Club, 16681 41st St, Bloomingdale, MI 49026

Richard Stone

(616) 293-0352


Gobles Junior Academy, 32110 6th Ave, Gobles, MI 49055 

Contact information:

Chad Higgins



Freshwater Church, 600 E Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Contact Information:

Erica Frazier



Red Arrow Ministries, 31133 E Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Contact Information:

Ben Bowater



Lawrence Township Hall (Old Lions Club), 411 N Paw Paw St; Lawrence, Michigan 49064

Contact information:

Donna Spinner



1st Presbyterian Church, 119 E Delaware St Hwy M-51, Decatur, MI 49045

Contact Information:

Pastor Katie Hartwell



Will work with Carl Druskovich to coordinate services


Holy Family Catholic Church, 500 W Saint Marys St, Decatur, MI 49045

Contact Information:

Carl Druskovich


Lawrence United Methodist Church, 122 S Exchange St, Lawrence, MI 49064

Contact Information:

Kim Thompson



Lawrence Community Emergency Services, 205 North Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064

Contact Information:

Chief Mike Anchor


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