Freezing Weather Opens Overnight Shelters

The county has declared a Code Blue. (Photo courtesy Paul Hulse)
The county has declared a Code Blue. (Photo courtesy Paul Hulse)

  OCEAN COUNTY – Three shelters will be made available overnight Monday through Wednesday nights as part of the Code Blue program that helps keep homeless people safe in low temperatures.

  The following locations will be made available:

  • Riverwood Park Recreation Center, Riverwood Drive (Off Whitesville Road), Toms River, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, March 4 through March 6, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Lakewood Community Center, 20 4th Street, Lakewood, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, March 4 through March 6, 9 p.m. – 8 a.m.
  • Greater Bethel Church of God, 201 Martin Luther King Drive, Lakewood, Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.-7 a.m.
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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.