Cold weather shelter to open Feb. 18-20; snow showers expected

Food and blanket donations are being accepted at the shelter.

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 4:32pm
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The city of Renton along with Catholic Community Services announced today the Cold Weather Shelter will open from Feb. 18 to 20.

The National Weather is forecasting likely snow showers on Sunday, mainly before 10 a.m. Sunday will see a high near 38 and a low of around 25. New snow accumulation is expected to be around less than half inch.

Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with high near 37 and low around 23.

There’s going to be a chance of show on Tuesday, but is expected to be partly sunny with high near 40 and low around 27.

Check in and registration at the shelter is 8 p.m. on Feb. 18. Check out 7 a.m. each morning.

The shelter is located at the old chamber building, 300 Rainier Ave. N. Metro bus stops for routes 106 and 107 are located near the shelter.

All are welcome to the shelter. According to a media release, the shelter is “barrier free and available for single women and men, couples, and homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles.” Separate sleeping spaces are prepared for men, women and families with children.

Rules for the health and safety of clients, staff and the broader community will apply.

Food donations are being accepted at the shelter. Items accepted include snacks (individually wrapped granola bars, trail mix, Sun Chips, etc.), fruit like bananas and mandarin oranges, and individually-wrapped breakfast pastries are needed.

Blankets will also be accepted when the shelter is open.

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