SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - With temperatures in South Mississippi dropping, organizations that provide shelter to the homeless and others in need are preparing to open their doors.
The Harrison County Cold Weather Shelter at the D'Iberville Civic Center will open Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m. and will remain open until 7 a.m. the following mornings for those needing a warm place to stay.
CTA will provide transportation to the D'Iberville shelter; one bus will leave from the Biloxi Transit Center at 4 p.m. For information about the Harrison County shelter call 228-436-3986.
The Salvation Army Cold Weather Shelter in Gulfport will be open on Thursday and Friday, as well. That shelter is located at 2019 22nd St. Dinner will be provided each night.
The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to help man the shelter. Volunteers can visit the Salvation Army website to register or call 228-207-2303.
The Salvation Army in Pascagoula on Nathan Hale Ave. is always open at night. Its doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
The FEMA building at Stone County High School will open Thursday night at 6 p.m.
In Hancock County, Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church is working with the county's emergency management agency to open a shelter for those looking to get out of the cold weather. The church will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.It's located at 5078 Hwy. 90 in Bay St. Louis. If anyone needs a ride to the shelter, please call Hancock County Dispatch at 228-255-9191.