URGENT: Volunteers, Donations needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter


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Volunteers and Donations are urgently needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter, being held at Highline United Methodist Church through this Sunday, Feb. 17.

Here’s a call for help from Volunteer Cydney Moore:

URGENT!!! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. WE NEED PEOPLE ASAP. THIS MORNING. THIS AFTERNOON. TONIGHT. EVERY NIGHT. WE NEED BODIES HERE AT THE SHELTER.

Here’s where to sign up:

http://signup.com/go/ezEtcJr

PEOPLE WE NEED YOU TO SHOW UP. BURIEN STEP UP!

Other immediate needs:

  • Experienced medical professionals
  • Neosporin, rubbing alcohol and peroxide
  • Other medical supplies
  • Large and medium sized bandaids
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Maternity clothes (size L-Xl)
  • Backpacks and duffel bags
  • Warm clothes and jackets all sizes
  • Juice
  • Masking tape

Secondary needs:

  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Duct tape
  • Salt for sidewalks
  • Febreeze
  • Pocket bibles

And also a report from Nancy Kick:

Highline United Methodist Church Shelter Report:

They had more than 40 people last night.

What they need more than anything else are volunteers, ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT, but also:

  • Breakfast (ideally showing up at 5:30AM to begin prep, but get there when you can)
  • Midday so they can remain open (according to my weather app, Burien will reach 41 today. that’s cold!)
  • People to help clean up the space during the day or between shifts,
  • AND MANY MORE OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS (can’t emphasize this enough)

They also could really use people with medical training and experience, and some willing hands just to be available. (Yes I’m echoing Cydney Moore who is on site and has been pretty much throughout this weather and who can be contacted for more specifics)

I’ll check back with an urgent supply list in another post. You can also always donate money, but time is invaluable (but do both if you can)

Thanks Friends! Stay Safe out there!

Address: 13015 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168

OTHER WAYS TO HELP/DONATE
To sign up to Volunteer, please click on the link below and fill out a form:

http://signup.com/go/ezEtcJr

If you can contribute financially, please do the following:

  1. Click on https://squareup.com/store/LBPC/
  2. Scroll down to “general fund”
  3. Follow prompts to check out.
  4. ON the check out page (where they enter their name, etc…) there is a comment box where they can leave a note. IN the comment box, be sure to designate – COLD WEATHER SHELTER.

“Thanks for your desire to help and connect people to needs and opportunities!” Organizer Ben Fader said.

Highline United Methodist Church is located at 13015 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168:

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