Cold weather shelters open doors Wednesday

Published: Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2014 at 11:31 PM EST
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Fountain outside Tanger Outlet.
Fountain outside Tanger Outlet.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A number of locations will open their doors to the public Wednesday night to provide shelter to those who otherwise may not have a warm place to sleep.

The work camp at the Charleston County Detention Center will once again offer shelter Wednesday night, after officials say three people spent the night their last night.

According to the sheriff's office, no background checks will be conducted on people needing a place to sleep, and a meal will be served Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

The sheriff's office says CARTA will begin their bus services at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday for individuals needing transportation to the Charleston County Detention Work Camp. Officials with the sheriff's office say passengers being transported to the work camp will ride for free and will not be charged for the service. CARTA will be making a constant loop at the following locations throughout the night:

•    Meeting and Columbus
•    Meeting and Lee
•    Meeting and John near the visitor's center
•    The Carta bus stop on Spring St near the MacDonalds (230 Spring St)
•    Across the street from TriCounty Family Ministries (3349 Rivers Ave, North Charleston)
•    The Carta bus stops surrounding Goodwill on Rivers (6607 Rivers Ave, North Charleston)

Inquiries into the service can be made by calling the 211 hotline.

Hope Assembly at 633 King Street and Unity Baptist Church on 950 Whipple Road in Mt. Pleasant will also open their doors tonight. Hope Assembly will open at 7 p.m., while Unity Baptist will open at 5 p.m.

Wednesday night temperatures are expected to dip into the low 20s.

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