Warming shelter to open in Mt. Pleasant

Warming shelter to open in Mt. Pleasant

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Exceptionally cold weather is on the way for this weekend and one church is doing their part to keep people out of the cold.

The Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14.

According to forecasts, warmer temperatures are predicted beginning Monday.

The doors will open each day around 7:30 p.m. and the guests must leave by 7 a.m. the next morning.

No one will be accepted after 11 p.m. unless brought by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, other agencies, or due to special circumstances and advance arrangements have been made.

A Hibben bus will pick up guests in Downtown Charleston starting at 6:55 p.m. at Huger Street across from Taco Boy. It will then go to Main Library on Calhoun Street, Marion Square at King Street, and then the Museum on Meeting Street before returning to Hibben UMC about 8:00 p.m. Guests will be returned to the Downtown area the next morning.

A safe, warm place to sleep, an evening meal and breakfast, and showers will be offered with towels, soap, and shampoo furnished.

The Hibben Facebook page will also post days when the warming shelter will be open.

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