Cold weather shelters opening in Tampa Bay area

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – As chilly weather sweeps into the Tampa Bay area, 8 On Your Side is learning what shelters will be open.

Anyone needing shelter from the cold in Sarasota County can head to one of several shelters. The Salvation Army and faith-based partners will be providing cold weather shelters for those in need. The following shelters were open Saturday and will be open again Sunday evening:

Salvation Army – Center of Hope: 1400 10th St., Sarasota, FL 34236.

The Salvation Army will conduct its normal cold weather operation plan, which includes the front porch opening at 4 p.m., with intake expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. The front porch will re-open at 4:30 a.m. and remain open until 5 a.m. when the welcome center opens.

Grace United Methodist Church: 400 E. Field Ave., Venice, FL 34285

The church will open at 5 p.m.

There are also two shelters in Pasco County that will open Sunday at 6 p.m. The shelters will close by Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m.

Shelter information:

WEST PASCO:

FAMILIES: Call The United Way at 2-1-1
INDIVIDUALS: Joining Hands Missions, 3333 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Suite 1, Holiday or call 727.215.8084

EAST PASCO:

Restored Hope: Call (352) 437-4815 before 6:00 p.m. Sunday. (Limited service.)

Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills: Call (813) 810-8670 before 9:00 p.m. Sunday. (Limited service; no pets.)

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