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Current relief services being offered

In response to the recent ice storms and prolonged power outages Charlotte County, in partnership with local volunteer fire departments, non-profit agencies and the faith community are coordinating assistance to residents. A press release from the county administration details assistance being provided.

The county and volunteer fire departments have made arrangements to provide access to warming centers and for citizens to obtain water and charge electronic devices. The following volunteer fire department locations will be open as noted for public use of outdoor water spigots and/or indoor charging stations of electronics. Masks and social distancing are mandatory to enter a fire department.

Overnight sheltering will be available at two of the volunteer fire departments Saturday night to citizens who do not have electricity. Please see information below including the phone number to call for registration.

LOCAL WARMING CENTERS

Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department
2000 Barnesville Hwy.
Wylliesburg
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Charlotte Court House Volunteer Fire Department

608 David Bruce Ave.
Charlotte Court House
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.

Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Cullen Volunteer Fire Department
205 Taro Rd.
Cullen
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department
4818 Drakes Main St.
Drakes Branch
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Keysville Volunteer Fire Department
500 Osborne St.
Keysville
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Phenix Volunteer Fire Department
171 Charlotte St.
Phenix
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Red House Volunteer Fire Department
9467 Red House Rd.
Red House

Saturday and Sunday: 10  a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers).

Overnight Emergency Shelters  

On-call only –  Registration required by 8 p.m.
To register call (434) 208-0083. Registration closes at 8 p,m.

Keysville Volunteer Fire Department
500 Osborne St.
Keysville
Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. doors close at 10 p.m.
Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers), and ADA compliant showers (bring your own towel and toiletries).

Phenix Volunteer Fire Department
171 Charlotte St.
Phenix
Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. doors close at 10 p.m.

Warmth, charge electronics (bring your own charger), use restrooms, fill water containers from faucets (bring your own containers), and showers (bring your own towel and toiletries).

Hot Meals

Provided by Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia Disaster Relief and the Red Cross
When: Daily / Saturday, February 20th through Tuesday, February 23rd
Pickup Times are 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last
Locations: Phenix Volunteer Fire Department; Keysville Volunteer Fire Department; and the Charlotte Court House Municipal Building (at 350 George Washington Hwy., Charlotte Court House)

 

Prepackaged Food Items / Bottled Water & Gatorade / Blankets / Bulk Water

Available daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at all volunteer fire departments

Tree Cutting Services

Provided by: God’s Pit Crew and Christ in Action
Any citizens needing assistance with tree cleanup on their property should contact the County Administration Office at (434) 542-5117 during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to be added to the list.

Additional Service to Community Members

Tabernacle Baptist Church at 790 Saxkey Road in Drakes Branch will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday to provide a warm meal, coffee, warmth and charging of electronic devices. COVID safety guidelines are in place.