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Cold shelters open as central Florida faces freezing weekend temperatures

Shawn Michaels does not have a home address. “It gets a bit chilly at night, especially when the wind picks up, but we make the most of it. We are warriors here,” Michaels said. But Michaels is very hopeful that he will get an address one day. I’m going to get there. I just have to stay the course. Keep working, keep working at it,” Michaels said. There won’t be any tonight, tomorrow or the day after. Thousands of people in central Florida won’t be when the weather turns unusually cold.” Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are all going to be cold nights in our community,” Meredith Bekemeyer, vice president of development at the Central Florida Homelessness Coalition. “No one will be turned away, warm, safe shelter will be provided. to anyone who needs it,” Bekemeyer said. on the streets there are a lot of underlying health issues that make them even more dangerous,” Bekemeye said. “We certainly don’t want anyone to die during a cold snap like this,” said Martha Are, CEO of the Central Florida Homeless Services Network and the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness said hundreds more people will need a warm place to sleep this weekend. Salvation Army, that extra need means they can use your extra help,” the Salvation Army says. “Maybe in central Florida, the cold means no neighbors are being turned away. to go through a difficult period. It makes a big difference in someone’s life,” Chapman said. Even if your neighbor might not have a home address. “It makes me want to come in and give back, volunteer or to give back in one way or another. It’s a good feeling, there are people trying to help you,” Michaels said. Here’s a list of some shelters where people can go that are open after 6 p.m.: The Coalition for the Homeless 18 N Terry Ave., Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 426-1250 The Salvation Army Orlando 416 W Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 423-8581 Orlando Union Rescue Mission 3300 W Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 423 -3596 Matthew’s Hope Ministries 611 Business Park Blvd.#101 Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 905-9500 Samaritan Resource Center 9837 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32817 (407) 482-0600 Covenant House (Youth 18-21 ONLY) 5931 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32807 (407) 482-0404 The Christian Service Center at 808 W Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805 and the Samaritan Resource Center are accepting donations You can donate the following: Blankets Jackets Long pants Shirts Long Sleeve Winter Gloves Socks Winter Hats

Shawn Michaels does not have a home address.

“It gets a bit chilly at night, especially when the wind picks up, but we make the most of it. We are warriors here,” Michaels said.

But Michaels is very hopeful that he will get an address one day.

“I’m actually planning. I’ll get there. I just gotta stay the course. Keep working, keep working at it,” Michaels said.

He won’t have any tonight, tomorrow or the day after.

Thousands of people in central Florida won’t make it when the weather turns unusually cold.

“Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are all going to be cold nights in our community,” said Meredith Bekemeyer, vice president of development at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

“No one will be turned away, warm and safe shelter will be provided to all who need it,” Bekemeyer said.

The Central Florida Homeless Coalition said it would drive people to the hotel if they had to.

“With the homeless population on the streets, there are a lot of underlying health issues that make it even more dangerous,” Bekemeyer said.

“We certainly don’t want anyone losing their life during a cold spell like this,” said Martha Are, CEO of the Central Florida Homeless Services Network and the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.

The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness said hundreds more people will need a warm place to sleep this weekend.

At the Salvation Army, this extra need means they can use your extra help.

“We are in dire need of blankets, socks and gloves,” said Salvation Army Area Commander Capt. Ken Chapman.

Perhaps only in central Florida does the cold mean no neighbors are turned away.

“Helping people through a tough time. It makes a big difference in someone’s life,” Chapman said.

Even if your neighbor doesn’t have a home address.

“It makes me want to come and give back, to volunteer or to give back in some way. It’s a good feeling, there are people trying to help you,” Michaels said. .

Here is a list of some shelters where people can take refuge and which are open after 6 p.m.:

The Coalition for the Homeless

18 N Terry Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 426-1250

The Salvation Army Orlando

416 W Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32804

(407) 423-8581

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

3300W Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32808

(407) 423-3596

Matthew’s Hope Ministries

611, boul. of the business park. #101

Winter Garden, FL 34787

(407) 905-9500

Samaritan Resource Center

9837 E Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32817

(407) 482-0600

Covenant House (Youth 18-21 ONLY)

5931 E Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32807

(407) 482-0404

The Christian Service Center at 808 W Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805 and the Samaritan Resource Center are accepting donations. You can donate the following items:

  • Blankets
  • Jackets
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • winter gloves
  • Socks
  • winter hats