Cold weather prompts Code Purple shelters to open earlier

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Despite the warmer weather people saw Monday, it’s going to be pretty chilly over the next couple of days especially at night. And that’s why cold weather shelters in Sussex County are opening sooner than they planned. On Monday, officials with the Code Purple of Sussex County organization announced that they’ll be opening their shelters every night starting Tuesday, December 4th. Originally they had planned to open up their shelters starting on the 15th, but they say it was critical to make the change.

“In Sussex County we unfortunately have a significant number of neighbors who don’t have housing. We’re getting a lot of folks that have no shelter and so it’s important to keep those folks safe and healthy and alive and warm so we want to make sure we’re open during their very cold time,” said Executive Director for Love Inc. of Mid Delmarva, Susan Kent.

Officials add that the shelters in Seaford, Bridgeville, and Laurel will be opening up Tuesday. For more information on how to sign up for those shelters click here.

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