Pharr, Texas – In response to cold temperatures and expected freezing weather forecast for later this weekend into early next week, the City of Pharr is opening a severe weather shelter.
The shelter will open beginning at 7 pm TONIGHT, Friday, February 12, and will remain open through 10 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Vanguard Academy Gymnasium located at 1200 E Kelly Ave, Pharr, TX 78577.
“The City of Pharr is proud to partner with Vanguard Academy to provide our citizens in need with a warm shelter during these extreme temperatures,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “We want to make sure that everyone who needs a warm and safe place to stay makes their way to our shelter,” he added. “Please make sure to plan accordingly as there is limited capacity,” continued Hernandez.
The City of Pharr will provide a cot to sleep. Those seeking shelter are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, food/snacks, and any prescription medication they need. Pets are not allowed. Face masks are required. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The temporary shelter spaces will meet COVID-19 safety protocols which call for COVID-19 screening for guests, temperature checks, expanded space to allow physical distancing, hygiene access and increased sanitation guidelines.
WHAT: Pharr to Open Shelter for those in need in Response to Forecasted Cold Weather
WHEN: TODAY, Friday, February 12, 2021, beginning at 7 pm through 10 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
WHERE: Vanguard Academy Gymnasium (1200 E Kelly Ave, Pharr, TX 78577)