Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release For More Information:
January 6, 2016 Av Harris (203) 814-7992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Ganim Activates Bridgeport Cold Weather Protocol Due to Frigid Weekend Temperatures and Wind
All Bridgeport Public Library Branches, Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal to be Open as Warming Centers During the Day; Operation Care Shelters Available at Night for Those in Need
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security have activated the city’s cold weather protocol through Monday morning January 9, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. This means Bridgeport public library branches and the Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) Terminal will be open during the day as warming centers. Public library branches will be open during regular weekend hours on Saturday and the GBT terminal will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. For anyone in need of shelter overnight who does not already have a place to stay in Bridgeport, the United Congregational Church located at 877 Park Avenue will be available. In order to register for that location, people can either arrive at the Fairfield Apartments on 1062 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 from 4pm-8:30pm or arrive at the church prior to 9:00 p.m.
“With frigid temperatures, snow and wind expected to impact our region this weekend, I want to make sure everyone who needs shelter during the day or night in Bridgeport knows they will have a warm place to go and a warm bed to sleep in,” said Mayor Ganim. “We want to make sure everyone who needs a place to go will start making plans now. The cold weather protocol is now activated and will be in effect through Monday morning.”
Warming Centers will be open during the day at the following locations and times:
After 9:00 pm, those in need of shelter can go directly to Prospect House located at 392 Prospect St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or call 211 to be put into the overflow shelter at United Congregational Church. The church however does not accept walk-ins without going through intake at either the Fairfield Apartments or Prospect House.