Warming shelters/centers opening around the Lowcountry

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — Due to the cold weather forecast, two warming shelters/centers will open in the Lowcountry.


The Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter (HECS) at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open Tuesday, December 12.

The doors will open at approximately 7:30 p.m. and the guests must leave by 7 a.m., Wednesday morning.

No guests will be accepted after 11 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 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.


Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville will be opening its Warming Center on Wednesday, December 13 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The church will offer a warm meal and a safe place to sleep for the night as well as breakfast in the morning.

The church is located at 2168 Ridge Church Road, Summerville.

Fresh Anointing Ministries, at 551 Myers Road in Summerville, will serve as a warming center Tuesday, December 12 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Fresh Anointing Ministries will also provide hot meals for dinner, beds for the evening and breakfast in the morning.

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