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N. Charleston warming shelter to reopen in preparation for cold nights Monday, Tuesday

The only warming shelter in North Charleston received a collection of coats, sleeping bags,...
The only warming shelter in North Charleston received a collection of coats, sleeping bags, socks and even money to buy other needed supplies.(Live 5)
Published: Jan. 31, 2021 at 3:29 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter says the extremely low temperatures forecasted have prompted them to reopen Monday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb 2.

Officials with the warming shelter say guests must register between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday if they hope to stay the night. Additionally, they say all guests must leave by 7 a.m. the following morning.

The shelter is located at 1444 Remount Road in North Charleston and officials say they provide a hot shower, warm clothes, toiletries, safe overnight lodging, and an optional devotion.

For a free connecting ride to the warming shelter, officials say to board a CARTA bus following Route 13 and request the Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter.

Policy states pets are not permitted and due to social distancing requirements, the shelter will have a 40 person capacity. Officials say they operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so they recommend guests arrive early.

Finally, they say all guests will be screened for COVID-19 prior to entry by medical professionals. Unfortunately, officials say they are unable to accommodate symptomatic guests.

All shelter guests will be required to wear a mask at all times unless eating, showering, or sleeping, but officials say masks will be provided.

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