INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A local shelter opened its doors for the homeless and needy in anticipation of plunging temperatures Tuesday night, officials said.
The Source, a local Christian outreach ministry, provided shelter at its facility, 1015 Commerce Avenue. Guests arrived and registered between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.
No one was accepted after 9 p.m. A meal was served Tuesday evening, officials said.
Tuesday night had a low temperature near 39 degrees, according to weather meteorologists. Wednesday will have a high temperature near 63 degrees and a low temperature near 39 degrees.
Wednesday will also have wind chill values as low as 34 degrees, officials said. Since the facility is normally closed Wednesdays, regular operating hours will continue on Thursday.
Thursday will have a high temperature near 69 degrees and a low temperature near 56 degrees, weather forecasters said. Friday will have a high temperature near 77 degrees and a low temperature near 65 degrees.
Daytime high temperatures are expected to return to the 80s by Saturday, officials said.
The Source is in need of monetary donations, blankets, jackets, pillows and sweaters. For more information, contact Tony Zorbaugh, executive director at The Source, at 717-435-2312.