Cold weather shelter to open in St. Cloud Friday

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The Osceola County Office of Emergency Management is opening up a cold weather shelter as temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s this weekend.


First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud will open its doors Friday at 6 p.m. to provide shelter from the cold for the homeless. It will open at 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

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The Church is located at 1000 Ohio Ave. in St. Cloud.

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The county says they still need volunteers in order for the shelter to open on Christmas day at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Larry Finch at (407) 466-8103. There are shifts available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., and 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.

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Those who need transportation to the shelter can get a ride on a LYNX bus at no cost by simply telling the drivers they’re going to the shelter.

Osceola County’s cold weather shelter program is activated when overnight temperatures are forecast to drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for more than four consecutive hours.

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