Emergency Shelter to OPEN for the homeless on Friday and Saturday

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Just when you thought the warm weather was here to stay, it will be getting cold again. That being said, the Coldest Nights Shelter will once again open for the homeless community living in Rutherford County. The temperatures are expected to drop to 30-degrees or below this Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday Night (Murfreesboro, TN):

A mostly clear sky. Low around 30F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Saturday Night (Murfreesboro, TN):

A mostly clear sky. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.

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About the Shelter:

The Coldest Nights shelter for men at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro will likely be open Friday and Saturday nights. The shelter opens when temperatures overnight fall below 30-degrees. The shelter is operated by volunteers in the community. To volunteer, call 615-867-4040 or 615-605-1705.

Homeless men and women need to have a place to stay indoors during the days that the temps turn dangerously cold.

Coldest Nights is a drop-in emergency shelter program for MEN in the community that is open only when low temperatures are forecast to be below 30 degrees. It is a health and safety resource for homeless MEN that cannot otherwise get into existing shelters in our community such as Salvation Army or Room in the Inn. On these Coldest Nights we will take them.

See the expected "OPEN SHELTER" Dates below:

  • Mar. 25 Wednesday - Closed/59
  • Mar. 26 Thursday - Closed/36
  • Mar. 27 Friday - Possibly open/29
  • Mar. 28 Saturday - Possibly open/27
  • Mar. 29 Sunday - Closed/44

More Details on First Baptist Shelter:

The program will end each morning at 7:00 a.m. First Baptist Church (200 East Main Street) is the host site, but we use the rear door (gym side) on Vine Street closest to Academy Street to enter and exit. There will be a sign posted on the door. Once the doors close at 9:30 no participant is allowed to enter unless brought to the shelter by law enforcement or discharged to the shelter by the hospital or other arrangements are made by contacting 615-867-4040 or 615-605-1705.

Shelter for Women and Children:

Women and children can find emergency shelter through the Way of Hope. Inquiries can be directed to Brad Blomgren at 615-653-8027 regarding the Way of Hope.

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