Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight

Frost on car window in Tampa

Tampa, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Get set for some frost on the window around here as the cold weather will stick around for the week. Temperatures will be dropping into the 40s for much of the Tampa Bay area tonight.  The really bad news is that we may hit a hard freeze tomorrow night for inland areas.  

As a result of the cold, cold weather shelters are opening (see the list below).

Hillsborough County-

Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon. Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families. Phone: (813) 635-8179.

Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country. Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families. Phone: (813) 554-5004.   

Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope @ the Cornerstone, 310 N. Collins St. in Plant City Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families  Phone: (813) 323-4013.    

Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma. Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families. Phone: (813) 671-7672-   

 Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa. This location is where families go for motel vouchers before 5 p.m.After hours phone: (813) 209-1077-   

Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa. Open now for adults After hours phone: (813) 226-0055. 

Pinellas County-

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church 110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue Clearwater, FL.,  33756. Church Phone: (727) 446-3001. Capacity:  110. Note: This shelter opens at 5 p.m.

Northwest Presbyterian Church-6330 54th Ave., N.           The Turning Point 1810 5th Ave. N.St. Petersburg, FL  33706-Phone-727-544-4551                                        St. Petersburg, FL  33713.                                              

Park Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park7790 61st St. N.Pinellas Park, FL  33781 Phone (727) 547-5437Capacity:  150

Tarpon Springs First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs 501 E. Tarpon Ave.Tarpon Springs, FL.,  34689. Phone:  (727) 937-3271 Capacity:  40.

Pasco County-

The following shelters will open at 6 p.m. each evening and will close the following morning at 7 a.m.:

In West Pasco:

FAMILIES - Call The United Way at 2-1-1

INDIVIDUALS - Joining Hands Mission, 3333 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Suite 1, Holiday /


In East Pasco:

Restored Hope - call 352.437.4815 before 6:00 p.m. Monday. (Limited service.) Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills - call 813.810.8670 before 9:00 p.m. Monday.

(Limited service; no pets.)

Photo by Steve Hall

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