Cold weather shelters open throughout Central Florida as temperatures drop
Cold weather shelters will open Friday and throughout the weekend as temperatures drop below 40 degrees in Central Florida.
Orlando Union Rescue Mission President Freddy Clayton said anyone who is without heat, whether that’s because they’re homeless or simply can’t afford to pay utilities, is welcome to come to the cold shelter this weekend.
“At our men's home, we can take up to about 85 men and at our family home we can take about 65 men, women and children and so people just need to show up in the afternoon," said Clayton. "And tell our folks that they're there just for the cold night.”
He said the organization works closely with other nonprofits to make sure everyone has a place to stay.
“If they have an overflow, they will call us and we can either send one of our vehicles or LYNX has been very accommodating in providing free transportation to any of the shelters for anybody who steps on the bus and is seeking a warm place to sleep.”
Lynx and Votran will provide free rides to the shelters.