Severe Weather Shelter To Reopen

Posted November 8, 2020 at 5:00 am by

By Win­nie Brum­sick­le, Coor­di­na­tor, Fri­day Har­bor Severe Weath­er Shelter

Togeth­er with Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty and oth­er sup­port­ers, “Out of the Cold” Fri­day Har­bor Severe Weath­er Shel­ter will con­tin­ue for anoth­er season.

The shel­ter will pro­vide overnight shel­ter to vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in Fri­day Har­bor dur­ing peri­ods of extreme­ly cold weath­er, from about Nov. 18-March 8, 2021.

Fri­day Har­bor Severe Weath­er Shel­ter oper­ates a tem­po­rary shel­ter for fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als at Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Church, our pri­ma­ry sup­port­ing facility.

We have one goal: To oper­ate a COVID-safe, cost-effec­tive response to severe weath­er dif­fi­cul­ties expe­ri­enced by our own vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion, which ulti­mate­ly ben­e­fits every­one in our com­mu­ni­ty. Fri­day Har­bor res­i­dents and vol­un­teers gen­er­ous­ly sup­port this sea­son­al program.

Any­one seek­ing shel­ter can call 360–298-9301 for cur­rent sta­tus and leave a mes­sage for the shel­ter coor­di­na­tor. Would you like to vol­un­teer? Please leave a mes­sage on the shel­ter line.

We hope this is good news for every­one, as we work togeth­er to shel­ter our friends and neigh­bors here in Fri­day Harbor!

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