AUGUSTA — The Augusta Community Warming Center on 44 Front St. reopened Monday, the United Way of Kennebec Valley and Green Street United Methodist Church said in a release.

The center, at the Augusta Masonic Bodies building, is funded through a partnership of more than 20 contributing business and organizations, according to United Way Executive Director Rob Gordon.

An entrance is on the riverfront opposite the gazebo, and the center will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The United Way provides the money for rent, a staff position and a few supplies, he said, while most of the day-to-day needs such as furniture, snacks, paper goods, and reading materials are met through contributions. 

When available, case managers from state and local agencies are on site to link people with appropriate services.

Officials said the warming center is intended to provide a warm, safe place for people who find themselves vulnerable because of an emergency situation, homelessness or out on the street for long periods.

Green Street United Methodist Church will hire staff to operate the center in 2012 and ensure that necessary resources are available, officials said.

Anyone who wants to volunteer at the Augusta Community Warming Center should call 242-6723.

Vassalboro board to review foreclosures

VASSALBORO — The Board of Selectmen on Thursday are scheduled to review the list of properties scheduled for foreclosure on Feb. 24 if overdue taxes are not paid by then. The board meets at 7 p.m. in the Town Office.

Compiled from staff reports


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