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    Homeless shelters seek volunteers

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published January 12, 2001

    The Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless is seeking volunteers who can work overnight at shelters that are set up to house the homeless on cold nights.

    In addition, the coalition is asking for donations to help pay for meals, hygiene items and laundry for the shelters. The shelters have stayed open seven nights this winter, compared to nine last winter.

    Donations can be sent to: Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 11195, St. Petersburg, FL 33733.

    For information, call Pam Wiener at 821-0726, ext. 133, or Cliff Smith at 582-7598.

    People who wish to volunteer should call one of the shelter sites directly:

    First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs; 937-3271.

    Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater; 446-3001.

    Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg; 544-4551.

    The Turning Point, 1801Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg; 823-7811.

    Beacon House (back-up shelter), 2551 Central Ave, St. Petersburg; 823-5780.

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