While most of us are concerned about our flowers and vegetable gardens surviving the cold that is expected over this weekend, the shelters are gearing up to provide food and shelter for the homeless in our communities.
Tonight is expected to be pleasant but cool, with Saturday becoming much colder and windy and a freeze is forcast for Sunday. A widespread freeze is anticipated by Monday morning and snow showers are projected to strike the Tallahassee area, as well.
Two back-to-back cold fronts are headed south over the weekend and the bay area will be affected. Tomorrow starts with near freezing temperatures in our northern counties inland and the shelters are opening to receive the homeless so they are able to be protected from this cold weather snap. This is going to be the coldest weekend weather of the season.
The shelters in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties will be opening up at various locations and times. This will be the fourth and fifth time for the cold weather shelters to open this winter.
Those wishing to donate supplies to the shelters, or non-perishable food items to Metropolitan Ministries are greatly appreciated. Also, the Brandon Community Center, Jackson Springs Recreation Center, and Wimauma Community Center are acception the following:
- Disinfectant wipes
- Disposable cups
- Paper plates
- Plastic utensils
Anyone wishing to donate supplies is asked to please contact the individual shelter. Let us all pull together and help out those less fortunate than we are, it is the next right thing to do.