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Temporary warming shelter established at Lincoln Center

City Press Releases

February 15, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – A 24-hour emergency warming shelter has been established in Pittsburg for those seeking refuge from the extreme cold.

The Progressive Lateral Aid Network (PLAN) of Pittsburg is coordinating the effort in collaboration with the City of Pittsburg. The shelter is located at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St. next to the Pittsburg Aquatic Center.

PLAN is asking for donations of cots, sleeping bags, hygiene equipment, and non-perishable food items. Please bring all donations to the east or west doors of the Lincoln Center. This emergency shelter will be open until 9:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The facility has a limited capacity of 20 individuals. Masks must be worn at all times while inside Lincoln Center. Masks will be provided for those who do not have them.

For additional information, contact PLAN Communications Coordinator Shane Adcock at


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