Emergency shelters opening in response to frigid temperatures

There are multiple emergency cold shelters that will be opening their doors because of frigid temperatures.

Hibben United Methodist Church

Due to the cold weather forecast the Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter (HECS) at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open Wednesday night

The doors will open at approximately 7:30 p.m. and guests must leave by 7 a.m. the next morning. No guests will be accepted after 11:00 p.m. unless brought by the MPPD, 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 proceed to the Main Library on Calhoun Street and then Marion Square at King Street before returning to Hibben UMC about 8:00 p.m.

Guests will be returned to the Downtown area the next morning. 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 furnished.

St. Peter's AME Church

The church located in Walterboro at 300 Fishburne Street will be open Wednesday night. Call 843-549-6412 to ask for pickup. Doors are open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and occupants are expected to leave by 8 a.m. the following morning. Dinner and breakfast will be served.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

The Aldersgate at 1444 Remount Road will open Monday night. Registration is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and all guests must arrive between those times. The shelter is open until 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Anyone may use Carta Route 13 and request the "Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter" for free transportation. A hot dinner and breakfast will be provided.

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