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Two Community Centers Open As 24/7 Shelters

Tarrytown's Community Opportunity Center and the Theodore Young Center in White Plains are welcoming anyone to come warm up and stay as long as it takes.

Kristin Lanza, director of the the reports that the center on Tarrytown's Wildey Street is now a 24-hour warming shelter.

The Red Cross will be bringing in cots and food soon.

They are in need of: child-friendly DVDs as well as friends and neighbors to help run arts and crafts, hand out food and be all around helpful. Added bonus: you can charge your electronic stuff and access their wifi.

The Community Opportunity Center
105 Wildey Street - Tarrytown
(next to Salvation Army, across from McDonald's drive-thru)
914-631-7340

Please pass this news along to any friends who might be looking to do a good deed and keep warm and plugged in. Everyone is welcome. This is a great volunteer opportunity for kids of all ages.

Local Girl Scout leader Jaime Echt writes, "high schoolers need 60 hours of volunteer service to graduate...hint, hint, hint. I will personally make sure that all Girl Scouts get a patch! Just let me know that you were there."

Meanwhile, for those closer to White Plains, you may want to head to the 24-hour shelter now open at the Theodore Young Community Center on Manhattan Avenue in White Plains. 

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announces: 

The Theodore Young Community Center on 32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains, will stay open 24 hours a day until power is restored.

"It's warm...a place to relax and there are showers," Feiner said.

Phone at the center is: 914-989-3600.

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