Cold weather shelters to open in Hillsborough County

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Hillsborough County, Florida -- With the wind chill factor making it nearly freezing in Hillsborough County, cold weather shelters will open beginning Wednesday, January 15.

The shelters will be open Wednesday, January 15, through Saturday, January 18. Cold weather shelters will open each evening beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15 through Thursday, Jan. 16 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

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