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Warming Shelter to Open at NSJ Community Center

posted Dec 4, 2019, 4:18 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 4:36 PM ]

by Kristin Snell, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

The North San Juan Community Center plans to once again operate a warming shelter this winter. The mission is to “maintain an emergency response in the case of extreme winter weather that provides warm, dry shelter, an evening meal, beds for the night, a morning breakfast, and help connect participants to helpful community resources, and to do all of this as a cooperative community service.”

Contingent upon the availability of volunteer hosts, the shelter will open its doors if temperatures dip below 37 degrees or on the fourth consecutive night if its raining to provide a safe, warm space for guests of all ages. The shelter will open its doors by 6 pm. Dinner will be served and guests will be provided cots and bedding. Breakfast will be offered in the morning and the shelter will close at 8 am. Those who may need shelter are urged to look for updates as it’s only the beginning of the season and the shelter operations for this season are being developed.

In order for the shelter to function, volunteer hosts are needed. Donations of warm clothing, jackets, blankets & toiletries are also requested.  If you have an interest in volunteering to host or to help in any other capacity, such as donating goods or food to support the shelter’s operations, please join the NSJ Warming Shelter Facebook group or contact the NSJ Community Center at 292.9048.