BEAUFORT COUNTY - The Red Cross warming shelter in Bluffton will open today at 4 p.m. and remain open until Thursday morning if needed. The shelter will be located at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church at 10 Simmonsville Road.
The Northern Beaufort County site will be Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady's Island (81 Lady's Island Dr). These shelters will be open and staffed as of 4 p.m. Tuesday and will remain open through Thursday.
The Red Cross warming shelter in Walterboro will open at 5 p.m Tuesday and remain open until Thursday morning if needed. That shelter will be located at Colleton Middle School at 1379 Tuskegee Airman Dr.
The Red Cross is stressing the importance of cold and fire safety while trying to stay warm. Red Cross responded to 20 home fires assisting 78 people this past weekend in the Palmetto SC Region.
The Effingham Emergency Management Agency is providing an Emergency Warming Center for our citizens that would otherwise be exposed to inclement weather. Our mission is to provide a safe and comfortable place to maintain a safe body core temperature in the event temperatures drop below 30 degrees. In the economy we live in today there are many of us that have lost our jobs, are struggling to pay our power bill or don't have a warm place to sleep. The Emergency Warming Center will provide a safe and warm place for all of these situations. The Emergency Warming Center will only be activated if the temperature drops below 30 degrees.
Effingham Emergency Warming Center
2696 Hwy 80
Bloomingdale, GA. 31302
After 6pm 912.748.4882
Salvation Army homeless shelter open - The Salvation Army reminds those who are homeless to take cover in a homeless shelter.
In response to these dangerous conditions, The Salvation Army in Savannah will continue to offer emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families seeking refuge from the cold. The Savannah Salvation Army shelter located at 3100 Montgomery Street can house men and women and children in its overnight shelter. When the weather drops to these extremely low levels, the shelter will not turn anyone away.
The Salvation Army's normal capacity is 128, but it has been preparing for two days for an additional 40 people. Check in is between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. However persons will be admitted after that time if necessary. Shelter residents will be allowed to stay in on Wednesday as long as the inclement weather continues. Alcohol and drugs are prohibited and a photo ID as well as shelter clearance from Savannah public safety is required.
Kingsland First United Methodist Church
WAREHOUSE Youth Building
210 E. William Ave.
The shelter will remain open in Kingsland until at least 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014. No pets, weapons, drugs or alcohol would be allowed to enter the shelter.
BEGINNING: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 4 p.m.
ENDING: Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m.
PROVISIONS: Cots, warmers, meals, water, bathroom facility.
NEEDS: VOLUNTEERS, SLEEPING BAGS, MISC. SUPPLIES
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: The Salvation Army, The American Red Cross, Missions For Camden.