City To Open Cold Weather Shelter On Thursday

Freezing temperatures continue.

The City of Renton will again open the cold weather shelter at Harambee Church tonight due to more snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast. The shelter first opened on Monday evening, Jan. 16.

The shelter offers separate areas for men, women and families. All services are confidential. Catholic Community Services staff and volunteers from and the Renton community run the shelter, which is activated when temperatures plunge.

Located at 316 South Third St., the shelter will re-open at 9 p.m. on Thursday and close at 7 a.m. on Friday. Food is provided at the shelter, and rules for the health and safety of all clients, staff are enforced.

Need assistance during business hours? Call 425-430-6600, or visit rentonwa.gov.

Jerri Zimmerman Wood January 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Where are people who stay during the night for warmth to go during the day when we have frigid temperatures? Can we post those resources in case we run across someone in need?
Jenny Manning January 20, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Sure thing, Jerri. There are two daytime shelters in the City of Renton: The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy, will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the Senior Center, located at 211 Burnett Avenue North, will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Those resources are also listed here http://patch.com/A-qq6l along with today's storm wrap-up.


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