The arctic blast swept across North and South Carolina Wednesday night causing temperatures in some parts of our division to drop below 0 degrees. As the cold air settled in, our doors opened for those who needed a warm place to stay.
The Salvation Army shelters in the Carolinas will never turn someone away during a cold weather emergency. Working with partnering agencies and organizations, overflow rooms were set up and the white flag was raised. The white flag means that temperatures have drop dangerously low and our shelters are prepared to meet the needs of all guests.
Temperatures are projected to remain low through Friday night, and our shelters will continue to provide emergency services. If you are in need or know of someone who is, click here to find a Salvation Army in your area.
Click on the citys below for some highlights of The Salvation Army shelters across the division, and what they have done to prepare for the arctic blast.