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Cold weather shelters open ahead of below-freezing night

Temperatures will be in the 20s in the Tampa Bay area tonight, and freeze and wind chill warnings cover much of the area. Some cold weather shelters will open tonight ahead of the arctic blast.

Pinellas County cold night shelters can be found at the following locations through Friday night:

Clearwater: Primary Shelter at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., (727) 442-3677. Backup Shelter at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, (727) 447-3494.

Pinellas Park: Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park, 7790 61st St. N, (727) 574-5437. Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St. Petersburg will be provided by Boley Inc.

St. Petersburg: Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N, (727) 544-4551.

Salvation Army, 1400 Fourth St. S, (727) 822-4954.

The Turning Point, 1810 Fifth Ave. N, (727) 823-7811.

Tarpon Springs: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave., (727) 937-3503.

Families can call Sarah Snyder or Cliff Smith to make arrangements for cold night shelter in a motel. Snyder can be reached at (727) 424-1355 or (727) 528-5762. Smith can be reached at (727) 698-1809 or (727) 893-7627.

Hillsborough County cold night shelters also open at 6 p.m. at the following locations:

Brandon: Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St., Phone: (813) 635-8179. This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for homeless individuals and families with children in the Brandon Area.

Tampa: Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. Phone: (813) 209-1077. This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is for families.

Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. Phone: (813) 221-4440. This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is only for adults.

Town 'N Country: Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road. Phone: (813) 554-5064. This shelter opens at 6:30 p.m. and is for adults and families.

Wimauma: Wimauma Community Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. Phone: (813) 635-3500. This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for adults and families.

Individuals who need transportation assistance to a cold weather shelter in Hillsborough County should call (813) 276-8136 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. to arrange a ride.

Pasco County cold night shelters open at 6 tonight and will also be open Thursday night:

New Port Richey: For those without families: Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Drive, , (727) 597-0428. For individuals without families.

Hudson: The Holy Ground Shelter, 8835 Denton Ave., . Call Restored Hope at (716) 228-1004. For those with families.

Families with children may call Dan Campbell with Metropolitan Ministries at (727) 385-4170.

Riders traveling to shelters in Pasco County are served free of charge on Routes 14, 21, 30 through Pasco County Public Transportation. Windmoor Healthcare is offering free cab service to people who need a ride to a cold weather shelter in Pasco once the temperature falls below 40 degrees. Call (727) 548-5733.

Hernando County cold night shelters can be found at the following Jericho Road Ministries buildings:

The men's shelter is located at 1090 Mondon Hill Road, Brooksville. Contact: (352) 799-2912 ext. 103

The woman's shelter is located at 1163 Howell Avenue, Brooksville. Contact: (352) 799-2912 ext. 109

Free transportation to a cold weather shelter is being provided by Windmoor Healthcare, which can be reached at (727) 548-5733.

Cold weather shelters open ahead of below-freezing night 01/22/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:28pm]
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