Salvation Army, Coalition for the Homeless prepare for cold snap - FOX 35 News Orlando

Salvation Army, Coalition for the Homeless prepare for cold snap

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With temperatures dropping into the upper 20's and low 30's in some areas across Central Florida, two organizations dedicated to helping those in need are opening up their doors and welcoming those in from the cold.

Both the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and the Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command have declared Monday and Tuesday as "Cold Nights."

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

The Coalition says it will not refuse any person seeking shelter from the freezing temperatures, regardless of space.

On average, the Coalition says its main campus accommodates more than 250 single men in its Men's Pavilion, while the Center for Women and Families houses up to 240 men, women and children.

Overflow spaces are being made available.

Both those facilities are located at the Coalition's main campus at 639 W. Central Boulevard.

Additionally, only single women and women with children are welcome at the Women's Residential and Counseling Center Campus, located at 107 E. Hillcrest St.

The coalition says men, women and child are all welcome at the Coalition's main campus.

Click here to learn how to make a donation to the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command

The Salvation Army says its Men's Shelter, located at 624 Lexington Ave., opens at 9 p.m. and will accept up to 35 walk-ins.

Additionally, The Women and Children's Shelter, located at 400 W. Colonial Drive, is prepared to take women and children in throughout the night, if needed.

Officials say once the limit is reached, mothers and their children are welcome to sit in the lobby to stay warm.

The Salvation Army will also provide a free breakfast, along with coffee and hot chocolate during the breakfast hour.

Click here to learn how to make a donation to The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command.

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