Groundhog Day Leads Northern New England into Freezing Winter Temperatures

Feb 2, 2023

Groundhog Day, February 2, 2023—Our favorite groundhog meteorologist has seen his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter just before Northern New England gets hit with below freezing temperatures this weekend. 

These temperatures are yet another life-threatening obstacle our unsheltered neighbors face. A few of our Salvation Army Corps are opening their doors to our neighbors in need this weekend and providing emergency shelter to escape the freezing temps. 



Our Portland, ME Corps is opening up its gymnasium for warmth and shelter from Friday, February 3rd- Sunday, February 5th, 2023.

297 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101

Open 3pm Friday - 8am Saturday, and 3pm Saturday - 8am Sunday


Our Old Orchard Beach, ME Corps is opening its doors as a warming center Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th.

2 6th Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

Open Friday: 9am- 4pm & Saturday 9am-4pm

More emergency shelters in Maine listed here.


New Hampshire:

In Laconia, NH, our Corps is offering food and fellowship in addition to warmth from Tuesday, January 31st - Sunday, February 5th.

177 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246

Open: Tuesday- Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday 9am-1pm & Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm

More emergency shelters in New Hampshire listed here.



Emergency shelters in Vermont listed here.


In addition to offering shelter from the cold, many of our Corps offer varying services including serving warm meals and providing winter gear such as coats, hats, gloves, etc. Contact your local Corps for more information. 

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