Cold weather shelter to remain open Thursday, Feb. 22 | UPDATE

Cold weather shelter to remain open Thursday, Feb. 22 | UPDATE

Food and blanket donations are still welcomed.

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:58pm
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UPDATE: The cold weather shelter will remain open on Thursday, Feb. 22 due to weather.

The shelter will open at 8 p.m. and close 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

The National Weather Service is calling for a high of 37 degrees today, Feb. 21 and a low of 25 degrees.

ORIGINAL POST: The cold weather shelter will remain open on Wednesday, Feb. 21 due to the severe weather.

There is a 50 percent chance of snow tonight with a low around 31 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. New snow accumulation is expected to be around less than one inch.

The shelter will open at 8 p.m. and close 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22.

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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