Warming centers to open in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester Counties

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

BERKELEY COUNTY

On Sunday, December 31,  Fresh Anointing Ministries will serve as a warming center.  The location will open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. and will provide hot meals for dinner, beds for the evening and breakfast in the morning.

From Monday, January 1 to January 3, both Goose Creek UMC and Fresh Anointing Ministries will serve as a warming center. The two locations will also open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. and will provide hot meals for dinner, beds for the evening and breakfast in the morning.

If you have any questions, call the Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department at 843-719-4166.

CHARLESTON COUNTY

The Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter in Mt. Pleasant will be open Thursday night, December 28.

The doors will open at approximately 7:30 pm and the guests must leave by 7 am the next morning. No guests will be accepted after 11 pm 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 pm 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 8:00pm. 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.

DORCHESTER COUNTY

Ridge Baptist Church’s Warming Center will be open the following dates:

  • Saturday 12/30
  • Monday 1/1
  • Wednesday 1/3
  • Thursday 1/4
  • Friday 1/5

The Warming Center is open from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. A warm meal and a safe place to sleep for the night as well as breakfast in the morning will be offered.

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