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Hills., Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight 12/1

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  • Dena Gross Leavengood
    From: Hillsborough County News HillsboroughCoNews@hillsboroughcounty.org Subject: Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight (Dec.1) Hillsborough County News Dec. 1,
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      Subject: 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.

                  Phone: (813)671-7618

       

      • 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.

       

      Donations

      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.

       

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      Media only:

      Kemly Jiménez Green, Community Relations Coordinator

      Communications Department

      (813)276.2677  

       

      Hillsborough County News is the email address from which you should receive news releases and media advisories from Hillsborough County Administration.

       

      Call the contact provided or the County's Communications Office with specific questions on any news announcement - (813) 272-5314.

       

      Visit us on the Web at - www.hillsboroughcounty.org/media

       

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