Center of Hope shelter prepares for freezing temps

Center of Hope shelter prepares for freezing temps

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - With temperatures expected to drop into the teens Tuesday and Wednesday, the Salvation Army's Center for Hope shelter is preparing for a busy couple of nights as people seek refuge from the cold.

The shelter will put out extra mats and allow extra people into the shelter until the mats are full, officials said. The normal policy limiting the number of times someone can stay at the shelter in a month will be lifted Tuesday and Wednesday.

Women and their children who are younger than school age will be allowed to remain in the building all day Tuesday and Wednesday.

Men will be allowed to remain in the transient lodge Tuesday and Wednesday after breakfast until 9 a.m.

The Augusta-Richmond County Homeless Transportation Project will provide transportation from the Center of Hope to day shelters and city community shelters on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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