FEBRUARY 5, 2021
For immediate release
La Porte County Commission President Rich Mrozinski along with La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody and Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry announced today at midday that with the assistance of the county’s Emergency Management Director Larry Butcher, warming shelters have been arranged to aid those in need of assistance during the upcoming dangerously cold spell.

La Porte Fire Station #3 located at 710 Daytona will be open from 8 am to 11 p.m. as a warming center. St. John’s Church just off U.S. 421 near Marquette Mall will also be available
during daytime hours.

County Commission President Mrozinski announced that arrangements have been made for the Small Projects building at the Fairgrounds to be utilized if needed and Mayor Parry has
indicated the Salvation Army in Michigan City can be available for overflow. Furthermore, Mayor Dermody has offered the use of the Civic Auditorium if overflow is required from the
city fire station that has been offered.

All three leaders indicated that the city and county government is committed to “ensuring that our citizens stay safe and warm during this difficult time.”
Face masks required and temperature checks will be conducted at the door. Face masks will be available for those that need one.