Hibben Emergency Cold Shelter to open Monday night

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A Mount Pleasant church will open its doors as a cold shelter Monday and Tuesday because of the cold weather.

The Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open each day at approximately 8 p.m.

The guests will be offered a safe, warm place to sleep overnight as well as an evening meal and breakfast. Showers are available with towels, soap, and shampoo furnished.

No guests will be accepted after 11 p.m. unless brought by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department or if, because of special circumstances, advance arrangements have been made.

Guests must leave by 7 a.m. the following morning.

A Hibben bus will pickup guests in Downtown Charleston starting at 6:55 pm at Huger Street across from Taco Boy. It will then proceed to Trident Tech on Columbus Street, Main Library on Calhoun Street, Marion Square at King Street, and then the Museum on Meeting Street before returning to Hibben UMC about 8 p.m.

If a driver is available, guests will also be returned to the Downtown area the next morning.

The Hibben Facebook page will also post days when the HECS will be open. Last year the shelter was open for 21 days and had almost 700 overnight guests. The last night it was open 52 guests spent the night.

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