Hibben UMC to open cold shelter Tuesday night

The Hibben United Methodist Church Emergency Cold Shelter will be open beginning Tuesday, December 12 due to the cold weather being forecast for the Lowcountry.

The shelter will open at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 and guests will have to leave by 7 a.m. the next morning. No one will be allowed into the shelter after 11 p.m., unless they're brought by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Guests can also be brought in after 11 p.m. if there are special circumstances and arrangements have been made in advance.

There will be a bus picking up guests in downtown Charleston starting at 6:55 p.m. Pickup points include Huger Street across from Taco Boy, the Main Library on Calhoun Street and Marion Square at King Street. Guests will be able to take the bus back downtown the next day.

Guests will be given a warm place to sleep overnight, as well as an evening meal and breakfast. The shelter will also have showers available.

The Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter is located at 690 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.

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