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White Flag Shelter Open Tonight Due to Freezing Temperatures

Dec 21, 2023

Cumberland County Government wishes to share information on White Flag shelter locations that will be open tonight, Thursday, Dec. 21 for residents who need a place to escape freezing temperatures. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures near freezing during the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 22.

Cornerstone Christian Empowerment Center will open a White Flag shelter overnight tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. tomorrow. Cornerstone Christian Empowerment Center is located at 111 N. Bragg Blvd., Spring Lake. Intake will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Transportation will be provided back and forth from the corner of Ray Avenue and Grove Street at the Family Fare BP gas station across from Festival Park. Pick-up time is 6 p.m. and return time is 6:30 a.m. tomorrow. Dinner and breakfast will be provided at the shelter. For more information about Cornerstone Christian Empowerment Center, call 910-494-2715 or email treyct5@gmail.com.

Cumberland County Emergency Services is closely monitoring weather conditions and is coordinating with Cumberland County Community Development and community partners as they make White Flag shelter determinations and preparations. Future updates on White Flag shelter operations will be provided via press release and social media.

Stay informed by visiting the County’s website at cumberlandcountync.gov or County social media pages at facebook.com/CumberlandNCfacebook.com/CumberlandCountyNC911 and twitter.com/CumberlandNC.