Frigid Temperatures Prompt Shelters to Open for “Cold Weather Night”
By: Tiffani Jett, Public Relations & Marketing Manager
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for all of Central Florida from 3 AM to 8 AM on Tuesday, January 31. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 40s in urban areas and into the 30s in all other areas. In preparation, shelters located on The Salvation Army of Orlando compound will open at 4:30 PM this evening. Men and women who come to the shelters are allowed to stay until temperatures warm up.
“Cold weather nights” are activated when temperatures dip below 40 degrees. Guests are allowed to bring one bag, medication, and will be offered dinner and breakfast. The men’s shelter is located on 624 Lexington Avenue, and the facility for women and children is at 400 West Colonial Drive.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 96 years in the Orlando Area. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army across the United States each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://salvationarmyorlando.org/.