Cold prompts Code Purple alert

Code Purple, which provides overnight shelter for those who are homeless when temperatures or wind chills fall below freezing, will be in effect through Jan. 21 in Kent County. Shelters will open at 5 p.m. and morning departure is 7 a.m. If no guests arrive by 8:30 the site will close.

Also, people interested in being overnight volunteers should email codepurpledelaware@yahoo.com.

Shelters for men only:

Monday night through Saturday: Dover Presbyterian Church and Centennial United Methodist Church in Smyrna.

Shelters for women and children only:

Tuesday: Calvary Baptist Church in Dover and Milford Community Center.

Wednesday and Thursday: Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover and Milford Community Center

Friday and Saturday: Christ Church in Dover and Milford Community Center.

Site addresses

• Calvary Baptist Church, 410 Fulton St., Dover

• Centennial United Methodist Church, 44 E. Mount Vernon St., Smyrna

• Christ Church, 523 S. State St., Dover

• Dover Presbyterian Church, 54 S. State St. (entrance is on Reed Street)

• Milford Community Center, 105 N.E. Front St.

• Salvation Army, 611 Forest St., Dover

• Wesley United Methodist, entrance at 15 E. North St., Dover (purple lights in the window)

• Wyoming United Methodist, 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover

Free meals at soup kitchens are available 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following:

Tuesday: Mount Zion AME Church, 101 N. Queen St., Dover.

Wednesday through Saturday: Salvation Army at 611 Forest St., Dover.

Sunday: Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St.

Monday: Calvary Baptist, 410 Fulton St., Dover.

Financial donations to Code Purple should be mailed to 412 N. Governors Ave., Dover 19904.

Items needed, according to Code Purple’s Facebook page, include long underwear tops and bottoms, socks, hooded sweatshirts, sweat pants,hand warmers, feet warmers, hats, scarves and gloves.

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