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Local churches to open as cold weather shelters

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2019

TAVARES —With temperatures expected to drop this evening, two Lake County churches are opening their doors to those vulnerable to the cold weather.

LifePointe Church, located at 3551 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, and Trinity Assembly of God, 200 Urick St., Fruitland Park will open for sheltering on Tuesday, Mar. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to Wednesday, Mar. 6 at 7 a.m.

Lake County Transit will offer transportation at 5:30 p.m. from the following two locations:

  • Transportation to Lifepointe - The Open Door, 115 E. Citrus Ave, Eustis.
  • Transportation to Trinity Assembly of God - Come As you Are Ministry, 1344 Griffin Road, Leesburg.

Those citizens requesting transportation from another location should call 352-742-2612 before 5p.m.

Once the shelters close Wednesday morning, residents can be taken to the following warming stations via the transit division.

  • The Open Door located at 115 East Citrus Avenue, Eustis.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Salvation Army located at 2605 South Street, Leesburg.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

For more information about preparing for extreme cold weather events, visit www.floridadisaster.org/hazards/extreme-cold. Non-profit and faith-based organizations who wish to offer sheltering assistance in the future should contact Lake County Emergency Management at 352-343-9420.

 

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Lake County media contact:
Tiffany Henderson
Lead Public Information Officer
352-343-9603
thenderson@lakecountyfl.gov

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