SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - As temperatures drop across South Mississippi, cold weather shelters will open for those in need.
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency will open a cold weather shelter Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. Tuesday. The shelter will be at the Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church at 5078 Highway 90, located one mile west of the Waveland Walmart. If someone needs a ride to the shelter, contact Hancock County Dispatch at 228-255-9191 for assistance.
The Salvation Army will also open their cold weather shelters for Monday beginning at 4:30pm in Gulfport and Pascagoula. The Harrison County shelter is located at the Salvation Army Area Command Headquarters on 22nd Street. The Jackson County shelter is located at 3217 Nathan Hale Ave in Pascagoula.
The Salvation Army has enough volunteers for Monday night, but the cold season has just begun and they’re always looking for more people to help. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a shelter volunteer, call (228) 374-8301 and someone will contact you about future volunteer opportunities.