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Cold Weather Shelters Open Across SC, NC

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Many places in the Upstate and western North Carolina are opening their doors to help keep people warm as the Mercury drops. Many places in the Upstate and western North Carolina are opening their doors to help keep people warm as the Mercury drops.
ANDERSON, SC - Many places in the Upstate and western North Carolina are opening their doors to help keep people warm as the Mercury drops.

Here's a list of places offering help for anyone who has emergency heating needs:

Abbeville County and the City of Abbeville, with support from the American Red Cross, will be opening a warming shelter for a second evening located at the Abbeville Civic Center (404 North Main Street Abbeville, SC 29620) for residents of Abbeville County. The shelter will be operational from 7:00 p.m. January 7th to 2:00 a.m. January 8th.

The shelter will not be open to pets, but officials may be able to work with residents on a case by case emergency basis.

Abbeville County Emergency Services continues to ask for neighbors and community members to please check on each other throughout the day and evening. Call (864) 366-8451 to have an Abbeville Area Public Safety official perform a home safety assessment or well-being check.

Laurens County Emergency Management Agency has established warming stations four locations.  The warming stations listed below are available for residents who are without heat during the coldest part of the day or night.

Should anyone have additional questions, please call the Laurens County Emergency Management Agency located at 321 South Harper Street, Laurens, S.C. 29360 at (864) 984-4731 / 0812. If you feel that you are experiencing a cold related or medical condition please call 911 at once for medical attention.  

Locations:  

Clinton Public Safety
404 N Broad St Clinton SC 29325
Operating beginning 6pm Monday Jan. 6 for 48 Hours
Heating / Water / Warm / Beverage / Sitting Area & Handicap Accessible

Laurens City FD 
411 Mills St Laurens SC 29360
Operating beginning 6pm Monday Jan. 6 for 48 Hours
Heating / Water / Warm / Beverage / Sitting Area & Handicap Accessible

Laurens County FD 
94 Ranch Rd. Laurens SC 29360
Operating beginning 6pm Monday Jan. 6 for 48 Hours
Heating / Water / Warm / Beverage / Sitting Area & Handicap Accessible

Laurens City PD
250 W Laurens Street Laurens SC 29360
Operating beginning 6pm Monday Jan. 6 for 48 Hours
Heating / Water / Warm / Beverage / Sitting Area & Handicap Accessible 

Anderson County will open a cold weather shelter Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. County officials say the center is available to anyone who has emergency heating needs.  The civic center is located at 3027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Anderson.  The shelter will be staffed with emergency personnel as well as snacks and water.   The shelter will have accommodations for pets.  Anyone who needs transportation to the Civic Center may contact Anderson County Emergency Services at (864) 260-4444. Transportation will be provided by Anderson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers.  The center’s availability on Tuesday and Wednesday night will be determined based on county resident’s needs.

Cherokee County Miracle Hill Shelter will open Monday afternoon instead of having to wait until after dark. Officials say that they are preparing to provide shelter as long as the wind chill is in the 20's.  They are preparing to available all day on Tuesday until the warm up on Wednesday.  Meals will also be available.  The shelter is located at 227 Henderson St in Gaffney.

Greenville Rescue Mission will be open from  9 p.m. to 6 a.m., but they could open earlier based on the weather.  Those staying in the shelter will be allowed to stay in the gym at the shelter until the temps get back above freezing so they do not have to leave in the morning like they usually do.  They average around 50 people per night but said they have room for as many as 100 people in the shelter.

Miracle Hill Shelter in Spartanburg will not be turning anyone away who comes in Monday.  Usually they do not open the shelter until 8:30 p.m. But they are allowing them to come in as needed. Also people who come to the shelter will be allowed to stay in the shelter Tuesday morning if they want.
 Salvation Army in Greenville will be open beginning early on Monday, and for approximately 48-72 hours. In response to the emergency weather advisory, The Salvation Army will provide an Emergency CWW (Cold Wet Weather) hospitality shelter, for local citizens experiencing homelessness during this time. In addition to the beds provided in the Women’s & Children’s Shelter and the Men’s Shelter at 417 Rutherford Street that provide a total of 100 beds for the homeless 365 days a year, 18 additional beds have been arranged on the Main Campus for those seeking refuge from the frigid temperatures. “During the coldest part of this weather, starting this morning and until the severe weather passes, we will extend community meals to all our neighbors, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition we will leave the kitchen open between meals, as a hospitality warming center,” shares Major Kent Davis, Area Commander. “Please encourage anyone you may know who is temporarily homeless or perhaps living in their car to seek shelter.”

Abbeville County
, the City of Abbeville with support from the American Red Cross will be opening a warming shelter located at the Abbeville Civic Center (404 North Main Street Abbeville, SC 29620) for residents of Abbeville County. The shelter will be operational from 7 P.M. January 6th to 7 A.M. January 7th. The Town of Calhoun Falls, in conjunction with the Calhoun Falls Ministerial Association supported by Abbeville County will also be opening a shelter located at the Calhoun Falls Civic Center (401 N. Washington St. Calhoun Falls) from 7 P.M. January 6th to 7 A.M. January 7th, the shelters will not be open to pets but officials may be able to work with residents on a case by case emergency basis.

Spartanburg Eastside Baptist Church at 1850 Fernwood Glendale Road will be opening its gym to people in need of a warm place to stay.  It will be open at 6 p.m. Monday.  Organizers will serve a warm meal as well as breakfast in the morning.  The shelter will stay open until it's safe for people to go back outside.

Spartanburg Central Church of Christ is opening its annex due to the extreme cold. It will provide food and shelter. The church is located at 2052 North Church Street Place, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Several of the City of Greenville’s community partners are opening cold weather emergency shelters this evening, many of which are located within or adjacent to the city limits. Citizens who do not have adequate heat and need protection from the dangerously cold temperatures are urged to utilize the following warming shelters for their safety:
  • Upper Campus of the Phillis Wheatley Center
    40 John McCarroll Way
    Will be open beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight
  • Nicholtown Baptist Church
    327 Ackley Road
    Will be open beginning at 6:00 p.m. tonight
  • Sterling Gym
    113 Minus Street
    Will be open from 6:30 p.m. tonight to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow and from 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning
There will be 3 shelters set up in Greenwood County.
  • Main St United Methodist Church for Women and Children they can be picked up and transported from the Greenwood County Library South Main Street, pickup @ 6:45 contact 229-5551 Men can go there as well 
  • Men can be picked up at the soup kitchen Phoenix Street @ 7:00PM to be taken to Pathway House Abney Church on Panola Street: contact # 980-6117 or 992-6117 
  • Men can also be taken to St Mark Church on the Bypass Hwy 72 west: contact 229-5416 Residence may also call Greenwood 911 non emergent number @ 864-942-7232. Greenwood County Emergency Medical Services and Law enforcement will assist ones in need to a facility.
If additional facilities are needed Greenwood County Emergency Services will coordinate with assisting agencies.

Polk County American Red Cross is opening at 7 p.m. at 231 Ward Street in Columbus.  It is expected to stay open until Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

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