Local Churches to Open as Cold Weather Shelters


With temperatures expected to drop this evening, three Lake County churches are opening their doors to those vulnerable to the cold weather.


LifePointe Church, located at 3551 E. Orange Ave., Eustis,Trinity Assembly of God, 200 Urick St., Fruitland Park  and Cathedral of Power International Church located at 100 E. Minnehaha Ave.

Clermont will open for sheltering on Sunday Jan. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to Monday Jan. 21 at 7 a.m. The Lake County Office of Emergency Management is assisting churches by providing sheltering supplies, the Lake County Community Services Department is providing food for families who will be staying overnight.


Lake County Transit will offer assistance to those needing transport to shelters between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. from the following pick-up locations:

Service to  LifePointe: The Open Door, 115 E. Citrus Ave., Eustis, FL

Service to Trinity: Come As You Are Ministry, 1344 Griffin Rd., Leesburg, FL

Service to Cathedral of Power: Citrus Tower Parking Lot, 141 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL.

For more information about preparing for extreme cold weather events, visit www.floridadisaster.org/hazards/extreme-cold.