TAMPA - With temperatures set to dip into the low 30's in Tampa and possibly the high 20's in other parts of the Bay Area, several counties are once again opening up shelters for the homeless or anyone without proper heat.
Most of these Hillsborough County shelters will close 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.
In Pinellas County, shelters will be open both Sunday and Monday nights starting at 6 p.m. A hot dinner and breakfast will be served. Pinellas shelters will close at 6 a.m.
Families will be placed in motels Call one of the following family coordinators to make arrangements for a family:
NOTE: The Salvation Army Clearwater may be able to provide shelter to homeless families. Please call Kip Corriveau @ (727) 446-6507 for availability of rooms.
Polk County Shelters will open at 7 p.m. but the following shelters will not admit anyone past 10 p.m.
The Salvation Army in Lakeland only provides shelter for families. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. and will accept and family throughout the night. Morning check-out is 7:30 a.m.
Talbot House in Lakeland, in partnership with the Salvation Army, also provides Cold Night accommodations to singles (men and women). The Talbot House is located in Lakeland at 814 N. Kentucky Ave. Phone: 863-687-8475.
Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland provides shelter to MEN ONLY. Lighthouse Ministries is located at 117 E. Magnolia Street in Lakeland.
Pasco County Shelters will open Sunday and Monday nights.
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