Cold weather shelters open in the Upstate

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A shelter opened at 7 p.m. Friday at Highpoint Academy and will be open until further notice. If anyone needs transportation to this shelter, located at 6655 Pottery Rd in Spartanburg County, you are asked to call 864-595-5368.

Hillcrest Baptist Church in Williamston can house about 25-30 during the overnight freeze. They are located at 1300 Anderson Dr. and you can contact Greg Paige for more information at 864-958-2688.

Miracle Hill says their cold shelters in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Cherokee County can hold around 100 people total.

According to Miracle Hill, people who go to the shelters will get a blanket, mattress, and a snack. At around 6:00 a.m., people will get a small breakfast and then the shelter will be cleared.

These cold weather shelters open any time the outside overnight temperature is under 40 degrees.

Cold weather bed counts:

Greenville Rescue Mission – 35-40 beds
Spartanburg Rescue Mission – 30-35 beds
Cherokee Rescue Mission – 10 beds
Shepherd’s Gate – 6-7 beds for women

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