Week Of Freezing Temps Cause Shelters To Open

File photo.
File photo.

TOMS RIVER – The Code Blue homeless shelters have been activated in advance of the frigid temperatures bearing down on the region this week.

The shelters are at the following locations:

  • Riverwood Park Recreation Center, Riverwood Drive (Off Whitesville Road),
  • Toms River, Tuesday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.

There will be a driver available to bring people there from the Shore Vineyard Church in South Toms River and the Toms River library at 5 p.m. For more information, call 386-315-0168.

  • Lakewood Community Center, 20 4th Street, Lakewood, from Tuesday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Greater Bethel Church of God, 201 Martin Luther King Drive, Lakewood, from Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Code Blue allows the shelters to open at night so that people who have no place else to sleep can get out of freezing temperatures.