Carbondale Warming Center is honored for their work in helping the vulnerable population of Carbondale.
The work of the Carbondale Warming Center for helping those who are vulnerable was recognized Friday by the Southern Illinois Chapter of the United Nations Association. Board member Cindy Buys says the Warming Center fills a big need in the city.
"Before the warming center was created, people were spending the night at the Gaia house and local community members were bringing in pizzas and things, so we needed that kind of permanent presence that the Carbondale warming center brings to our community."
Warming Center Executive Director Carmalita Cahill is grateful to be recognized, for the basic work they do.
"Absolutely honored and humbled. One of the things that we deem in that we root ourselves in, is humanity dignity and empathy."
The Warming Center was formed in 2017 and is located at 608 East College Street in Carbondale.