Hillsborough County, Florida-- As the weather forecast calls for cooler temperatures this week, Hillsborough County will open cold weather shelters Tuesday for the homeless, and those without adequate heat.
Shelter locations are as follows:
- Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon
- Opens at 5:30 p.m. and is for homeless individuals and families with children in the Brandon Area.
- Phone: 813-635-8179
- Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
- Opens at 4 p.m. and is for families.
- After hours phone: 813-209-1077
- Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
- Opens at 4 p.m. and is only for adults.
- After hours phone: 813-221-4440
- Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country
- Opens at 6:30 p.m. and is for adults and families.
- Phone: 813-554-5064
- Wimauma Community Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. in Wimauma
- Opens at 6 p.m. and is for adults and families.
- Phone: 813-635-3500
Most shelters will close the following morning around 7 a.m.
Officials say most shelters will close the following morning around 7 a.m.
Want to know how you can help?
You can donate supplies to the shelters, or non-perishable food items to Metropolitan Ministries.
The Brandon Community Center, Jackson Springs Recreation Center, and Wimauma Community Center are accepting the following:
- Disinfectant wipes
- Disposable cups
- Paper plates
- Plastic utensils
Those wishing to donate supplies should contact each individual shelter.
Those wishing to donate non-perishable items to Metropolitan Ministries may call 813-209-1000.
Also, don't forget to protect your pets, plants and pipes, and heat your home safely during cold weather.