From: Hillsborough County News HillsboroughCoNews@hillsboroughcounty.org Subject: Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight (Dec.1) Hillsborough County News Dec. 1,Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1 1:08 PMView SourceSubject: Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight (Dec.1)
Hillsborough County News
Dec. 1, 2010
Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight (Dec.1)
Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 1, for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. Last year, cold weather shelters opened 31 days, assisting more than 6,000 individuals.
The shelters are:
- Bethune Park Rural Shelter (South County) 5809 Edina St. in Wimauma.
This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for adults and families.
- Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St., Brandon
This shelter opens at 5:30 p.m. and is for homeless individuals and families with children in the Brandon Area.
Phone: (813) 635-8179
- Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is for families.
After hours phone: (813) 209-1077
- Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is only for adults.
After hours phone: (813) 221-4440
Most shelters will close tomorrow around 7 a.m.
The Bethune Park Rural Shelter and the Brandon Community Center are accepting donations of shelter supplies, such as disinfectant wipes, disposable cups, coffee, creamer, paper plates, plastic utensils, and sugar. Those wishing to donate supplies should contact each individual shelter.
Meals for the shelters are provided through Metropolitan Ministries. Those wishing to donate non-perishable items should contact Metropolitan Ministries at (813) 209-1000.
Hillsborough County coordinates with these organizations to help provide cold weather shelters when temperatures are predicted to reach 32 or below degrees, including wind chill.
Kemly Jiménez Green, Community Relations Coordinator
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