Salvation Army Opens Doors for Homeless During Cold Front

The Salvation Army will open their doors to the homeless while temperatures are expected to dip into the 50s Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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Cold Weather Shelters Open for the Homeless

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As a cold front moves into South Florida Wednesday evening, The Salvation Army of Broward County will open their doors to the homeless.

“No one will be turned away," said Captain Luis Viera of the Salvation Army.

The shelter normally provides shelter for 160 people.

Temperatures are expected to dip into the mid 50s but strong winds make it feel like it's even colder. Wind chills will feel like the mid to lower 40s in Dade and Broward.

The Salvation Army is asking the public for financial donations by mailing to "The Salvation Army of Broward County," PO Box 230, Ft. Lauderdale, 33302.

For more information, please call (954) 712-2431.

The county is also opening shelters for the homeless, who should report to the following pickup or shelters no later than 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights to be transported to the special shelters. If the weather changes and it gets warmer, the shelter nights may be canceled.

Click here for a map of the cold weather shelters.

City of Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)
(Pickup Only)

City of Fort Lauderdale
The Salvation Army
1445 W. Broward Blvd.
(Shelter and Pickup)

City of Hollywood
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott Street
(Shelter)

For information contact Michael R. Wright, Administrator, Homeless Initiative Partnership Administration  Office: (954) 357-6167 or call the Homeless Helpline at (954) 954-563-4357 (HELP) or toll-free 1-888-537-0211

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