Cold weather shelters to open in Mt. Pleasant and Summerville

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Colder temperatures in the forecast mean there will be a warm place to stay for those in need.

Hibben United Methodist Church, located at 690 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, will be opening their doors Sunday and Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

If you need a ride to the shelter, a church bus will be making pick-ups on Huger Street across the street from Taco Boy at 6:55. The bus will also go to the Main Library on Calhoun Street, and at Marion Square on King Street. The bus is expected to return to the church at 8 p.m.. Guests will be returned to the downtown area the next morning.

Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department announced there will be warming centers open in the county starting Tuesday evening.

Fresh Anointing Ministries, located at 551 Myers Road in Summerville, will serve as a warming center Tuesday, December 12.

Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road in Summerville, will serve as a warming center Wednesday, December 13.

Both locations in Berkeley County will be open from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. and will provide hot meals for dinner, beds for the evening and breakfast in the morning.

If the public has any questions about the warming centers in Berkeley County during regular business hours they can call the Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department at 843-719-4166.

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