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Temporary cold night shelter opens Dec. 18 in Tallahassee

The Shelter
Posted at 2:09 PM, Dec 18, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Temperatures are expected to drop to near or below 35 degrees on Tuesday evening, so local organizations with be opening the temporary cold night shelter.

Any adult male who needs temporary shelter from cold weather should report to The Shelter at 480 West Tennessee St.

The Shelter will arrange transportation, if needed, from that location to the temporary cold night shelter, which is located on 108 West College Avenue at the First Baptist Church.

The cold night shelter is coordinated by The Shelter. It opens at 9

p.m. and remains open overnight, closing the following morning at 7 a.m.

The temporary cold night shelter is open to adult males only. Women and families with children are asked to go to The Shelter, located at 480 West Tennessee St.

StarMetro, the City of Tallahassee's mass transit system, will provide transportation between The Shelter on West Tennessee St. and the temporary location at First Baptist Church, when open.

One trip is scheduled, with departure from The Shelter at 9 p.m. Adult males must pre-register at the Shelter by 6:45 p.m.; no walk-ins at the cold night shelter will be allowed.

A return trip to The Shelter from the temporary location departs the following morning at 7 a.m.

Volunteers from the local faith-based community provide assistance at the First Baptist Church location. Cots and blankets are being provided by the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Security is maintained by staff from The Shelter.

For more information or for volunteer opportunities at the temporary shelter location, including donations of food, towels, other supplies and funding, call The Shelter at 850-224-8448 or 2-1-1 Big Bend by dialing 2-1-1 or 850-617-6333.