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Cold weather shelters open in Hillsborough Tuesday

5:50 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa Bay, Florida -- A cold front moving through the area is expected to bring near freezing temperatures for most residents in the Tampa Bay area.

LINK: WTSP 10 News weather

As a result, the Hillsborough County will be opening emergency cold weather shelters will open this evening, Jan. 21 for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat.

Hillsborough County coordinates with the following organizations to provide cold weather shelters:

  • Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon
    This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for homeless individuals and families with children in the Brandon area.
    Phone: 813-635-8179
  • Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
    This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is for families.
    After hours phone: 813-209-1077
  • Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
    This shelter opens at 4 p.m. and is only for adults.
    After hours phone: 813-221-4440
  • Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country
    This shelter opens at 6:30 p.m. and is for adults and families.
    Phone 813-554-5064
  • Wimauma Community Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. in Wimauma
    This shelter opens at 6 p.m. and is for adults and families. 
    Phone 813-635-3500

The Brandon Community Center, Jackson Springs Recreation Center, and Wimauma Community Center are also accepting donations of shelter supplies, such as hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, sleeping bags, disinfectant wipes, disposable cups, coffee, creamer, paper plates, plastic utensils and sugar.

Donations may be dropped off at shelter sites Monday through Friday from 9 8 p.m. The Wimauma site will collect donations at the Ruskin Region Center, 901 Sixth St. SE. in Ruskin.

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