Lowcountry Opens Warming Shelters

Thermometer showing winter cold
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Vic Khemsara

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Many homeless people in the lowcountry needed a place to rest their heads this Winter. Churches in North Charleston, Goose Creek, and Mount Pleasant have opened their doors for them.

Junior at ARHS, Cailah Warner said, “It is beyond a wonderful idea because it helps the people living on the streets without a have a place to stay for the night.”

Having the warming shelters  for the homeless helps them stay warm through the really cold nights.

“It’s an wonderful idea, but they put them back outside at 7 a.m. causing them to be outside until later in the evening and it is [a] repeated process.” said, Daniel Defreese, Junior at ARHS.

Aldersgate United Methodist in North Charleston opened up a warming shelter on Jan.13. The church will provide a bed, hot shower and a warm meal for those go to the shelter.

Also, CARTA is giving people free rides to Aldersgate. If riders who take bus route 13 tell the bus driver that they’re going to a the warming shelter, they won’t be charged for their bus ride.

Aldergate United Methodist Warming Shelter is open Wednesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Goose Creek Methodist Church is open Monday night through Wednesday night. Those needing shelter can come into the church at 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

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