Friday, February 15, 2013

Florida Cold Weather Shelters Opening

Cold Weather Opens Homeless Shelters
LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County Emergency Management announces that a cold front late Saturday is expected to bring very cold temperatures to Hendry County over the weekend. When temperatures are 40 degrees or under, or wind chill factor is 35 degrees or under, for a period of three or more hours, COLD WEATHER SHELTERS are activated and staffed by American Red Cross Volunteers.

The Shelters will be open for overnight stays only from 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb.16th until 8:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17th and 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17th until 8:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18th.

The Beardsley Room at John Boy Auditorium, 1300 South W. C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, LaBelle United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.

The Shelters are open to individuals and families needing shelter from the cold. No bedding or food is provided. Please bring your own food, personal items, cot, sleeping bag, or blankets. A blanket will be provided by the Salvation Army for those in need. Please, no pets.

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