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Pinellas County cold shelters set to open, but donations needed

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COLD SHELTERS OPEN, SEEK DONATIONS

Pinellas County's cold shelters will be open tonight through Monday night for those who need them. But those shelters also need help from the public getting through the next few cold nights.

The shelters are usually open from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. when temperatures are expected to drop below 40 degrees. Volunteers staff the shelters, which offer guests a hot dinner, a place to sleep, shelter from the cold and breakfast the next morning.

The shelters may also open Tuesday night, officials said, depending on the forecast.

But the shelters need a constant stream of donations throughout the winter. Organizers said their needs include food, blankets, coffee, disposable plates and utensils, napkins, cash donations and grocery store gift certificates.

Money and supplies can be dropped off in Pinellas Park at the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless office at 5180 62nd Ave. N. The phone number there is (727) 528-5763 and the office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here's a list of shelters for adults:

Clearwater: St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way.

Pinellas Park: Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast, 7790 61st St. N.

St. Petersburg: Salvation Army, 1400 Fourth St. S; The Turning Point, 1801 Fifth Ave. N.

Tarpon Springs: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave.

Here are shelters for families with children:

Clearwater: First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, 411 Turner St.; Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave. (backup shelter).

St. Petersburg: American Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 Eighth St. N; Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Ave. N; Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N.

Pinellas County cold shelters set to open, but donations needed 01/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 1, 2010 10:51pm]
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