Local Mission Extends Shelter to Hurricane Evacuees
Orlando, FL – The potentially catastrophic hurricane slamming Central Florida this weekend has prompted the Orlando Union Rescue Mission (OURM) to open its doors to individuals and families seeking shelter. OURM will begin accepting hurricane evacuees on Saturday at 2pm at its Washington Street and Central Boulevard locations.
President & CEO Freddy Clayton expects the emergency shelter to serve both local residents and those evacuating South Florida. “Between our Family Home and our Men’s Home, we will be able to accommodate more than 200 people seeking shelter from
the storm. We will provide a safe, dry, and comfortable place to sleep and food for our emergency guests.”
Guests entering OURM’s emergency shelter should bring their own bedding items (blankets, pillows, air mattresses). The Mission is also seeking donations of new blankets and towels for use by emergency-shelter guests.
OURM EMERGENCY SHELTER LOCATIONS:
FAMILY HOME: (Accommodating single mothers, single fathers, single women and families)
1525 W. Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32805
MEN’S HOME: (Accommodating men only)
410 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804
Founded in 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3), faith-based organization providing food, shelter, clothing, and rehabilitative programs to destitute and homeless men, women, and children. www.ourm.org
For additional information pertaining to this release, please contact Tanneka Guice at (407) 422-4855 ext: 1119 or cell (407) 407-690-2524 Tanneka.Guice@www.ourm.org