Emergency shelter to be open due to cold temperatures

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Due to the cold weather forecast the Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter (HECS) at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open Monday night, January 15, 2018. This is addition to Sunday night that was previously posted.

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.

The Hibben UMC Facebook page will also post days when the HECS will be open.

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