Update: Warming shelters to open in the Lowcountry


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – With temperatures set to drop and heavy rain expected Thursday night into Friday, many local organizations are opening their doors to those who need a warm, dry place to stay.

Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter– 1444 Remount Road, North Charleston

  • Thursday and Friday
  • Registration between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (unless previously arranged)
  • Closes the next morning at 7:00 a.m.
  • Services: Hot shower, warm clothes, toiletries, optional devotion
  • Transportation: Board a Carta bus route 13 and request Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter
  • *Pets are not permitted*

Hibben United Methodist Church Hospitality Shelter- 690 Coleman BLVD, Mount Pleasant

  • Thursday and Friday
  • Accepting guests between 7:15 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. (unless previously arranged or brought by an official)
  • All bags are examined- prohibited items will be removed upon entry and returned upon departure
  • Services: Dinner and breakfast, showers, toiletries, clothes, provided
  • Transportation: Hibben bus will begin picking up guests downtown at 7:00 p.m. If the bus is full after the first stop, pickups at other locations may be delayed. The bus will make as many trips as necessary to pick up guests. The bus will return guests to their respective stops the next morning.

HHS Bus Pickup Schedule:

  •  6:45 pm Leave Hibben UMC, 690 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Peasant, SC
  •  6:55 pm East Bay Street at Huger Street (across from Taco Boy)
  • 7:05 pm Main Library on Calhoun Street
  • 7:10 pm Marion Square on King Street
  • 7:15 am “Navigation” Center, 529 Meeting Street
  • 7:45 pm Back at Hibben UMC

Goose Creek United Methodist Church- 142 Red Bank Rd, Goose Creek

  • Friday
  • Accepting guests between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Closes the next morning at 7:00 a.m.
  • Services: Dinner and breakfast will be served

Williamsburg County Emergency Management- 2086 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree

  • Friday and Saturday
  • Operating from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Those coming to the shelter should bring: bedding/pillow, snacks/beverages, medicines, sanitary supplies
  • Those in need of a ride should call (843) 354-9330 by 10:00 p.m.

We will continue to update this list as more shelters open.

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