INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A local shelter will open its doors Monday night so residents can escape the chilly weather expected to breeze through the county on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, emergency service officials said.
Guests should plan to arrive and register at The Source, a local Christian ministry for the homeless and needy, between 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., officials said. The facility is located at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach.
A meal will be served.
The Source will open a cold night shelter, 1-20-20, at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero. Guests should plan to arrive and register from 8:30 pm-11:00 pm. A meal will be served. Donations would be sincerely appreciated and accepted until 9:00 p.m. Call 717-435-2312 for information.
— Indian River EOC (@IndianRiverEOC) January 20, 2020
Donations will be accepted until 9 p.m., officials said. In addition to monetary donations, The Source is also in need of blankets, hats and gloves.
Monday night was expected to have a low temperature near 50 degrees, meteorologists said. The rest of the week will have temperatures in the high 60s and 70s, and low temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s, according to National Weather Service in Melbourne.
Wind chills between 26 and 32 degrees were expected late Tuesday into early Wednesday, forecasters said.
Jan 20 | Heads up! Wind chills as low as 26-32 degrees expected late Tue night into Wed morning. Tonight wind chills will range in the 30s from Volusia to Okeechobee counties while the coastal areas will experience them in the 40s and 50s. #brrr #flwx pic.twitter.com/4JIHAyCklC
— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) January 20, 2020
Those who want more information on the cold weather shelter should call Executive Director Tony Zorbaugh at 717-435-2312.