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Shelter opens as weekend temps drop below freezing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A pop-up shelter will open this Christmas weekend as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

With the low falling around 20 or so degrees, the Warming Shelter opens to homeless individuals. Guest check-in is at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, 24, and 25 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1403 Market St.

Provisions provided free of charge include cots, food — including meals and snacks — and personal care items; pets are not allowed. The hot evening meal is served at 6:30 p.m. and breakfast is served at 7 a.m. There are games and art supplies provided as well.

The Warming Shelter is presented by multiple community partners — Hope Recovery UMC, Trinity UMC, Living Hope Street Ministry, The Anchor and Feast Gathering. It is organized entirely by volunteers and accepting help to mobilize the operation; to sign up and learn the break down of duties, click here.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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