Shelters provide warmth for Hattiesburg homeless during cold winter snap

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - For those seeking shelter during the cold weather snap, two organizations are offering a warm place to stay.

The Christian Services of Hattiesburg have been handing out blankets and jackets both for the elderly and the rest of the community. Over 100 have been handed out. Their shelter is at 301 East Second Street and can be reached at 601-582-5683.

The Salvation Army shelter is also open. They are in white flag mode.  The shelter is open 24 hours until the weather warms up to over 40 degrees. They are located at 5670 US highway 49 South and can be reached at 601-544-3684.