With the temperature expected to drop to 37 degrees Wednesday night, The Salvation Army opens its doors to men, women and children who do not have safe shelter. Shelters open at 7 p.m., 2476 Edison Avenue for men and 2400 Edison Ave for women and children.
The evening begins with a hot meal served from 5-7 p.m. at Sally's Caf (2476 Edison Ave.), If available socks for cold feet and hats to keep in body heat will be distributed. The Salvation Army is seeking donations of a few hundred pairs of new socks new, warm hats and jackets.
Overnight guests will also be fed the following morning.
Traditionally, The Salvation Army serves 100 individuals during cold night shelter openings each season and works with many other agencies to meet the needs of individuals and families facing need in our area.
Lee County Emergency Management encourages caution when using charcoal or gas grills inside as they produce deadly carbon monoxide. They also urge those using space heaters to check for defective power cords and to keep heaters away from flammable items such as furniture and curtains.
To learn more, contact The Salvation Army at (239) 278-1551 or visit their website at: www.salvationarmyleecounty.org .
Source: Salvation Army