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November 22, 2019 | 9:17am
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Support offered for severe weather shelter providers

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When area winter weather results in extreme low temperatures, it has a significant impact on those experiencing homelessness. So Whatcom County Health Department officials have put out a call to organizations who will consider providing short-term, overnight shelter services during instances of severe weather this coming winter. 

Health Department officials say they are reaching out to partners who may be willing to consider providing short-term overnight shelter services during severe weather this coming winter. These services include shelter space, personnel or both if the capability exists.

Support for organizations interested in operating a severe weather shelter includes:

  • Connecting with trained individuals who can act as volunteer leads when the shelters are open
  • Financial assistance to purchase bottled water and packaged snacks
  • Custodial support

More details are provided in an invitation letter (PDF) and list of guiding assumptions (PDF) for shelter operations provided by the Health Department.

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To sign up as a partner organization or ask questions, contact Ann Beck at abeck@whatcomcounty.us or by calling 360-778-6055.

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  1. This is so needed in Ferndale, the Ferndale Resource Center can help with clothing and maybe blankets.. We also can help with shower passes and bus passes.

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