Lowcountry cold shelters to open Friday night as temperatures plummet

Lowcountry cold shelters to open Friday night as temperatures plummet

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - With low temperatures expected to drop below freezing Friday, three Lowcountry cold shelters will be open to help those in need stay warm.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office opened its work camp facility at 4 p.m. The work camp, located at 3841 Leeds Ave., will remain open until Monday, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson. CARTA will offer free rides to the work camp facility.

Officials at Aldersgate United Methodist at 1444 Remount Rd. in North Charleston say they will be opening their doors at 7 p.m. on Friday as a warming shelter.

The church released the following information:

"Aldersgate United Methodist is excited to announce that we will open our doors to our homeless neighbors as a temporary shelter also known as a warming station. We will need volunteers as well as bedding and air mattresses or cots to make this happen. Details and sign up opportunities to come on Sunday. If you have sheets, pillows, blankets, cots, or an air mattress that you would like to donate or loan out for this event, please bring it to church on Sunday, or during business hours next week."

Hibben United Methodist Church at 690 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant will open their cold shelter at 8 p.m. Friday. The guests must leave by 7 a.m. the following morning. No guests will be accepted after 11 p.m. unless brought by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Hibben UMC is unable to provide bus service for Friday evening.

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