Our friends at the Burien Severe Weather Shelter are seeking volunteers to help prepare the shelter at two work parties next week, and here’s how YOU can help:

“We are having two work parties next week to help reorganize the supply closet,” organizers said. “It’s pretty full of donations that need to be sorted out and organized. We have put shifts for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Sign Up and will continue to add shifts until we have the space ready, so check back regularly for updates.”

Organizers are also appreciative of the help they’ve received from the community.

“We would like to start by thanking those of you who have reached out to offer your support as we prepare for the winter months and the cold weather they bring. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is what makes our work possible. We appreciate you.”

So far this year, the weather has not met the threshold for the shelter to open for overnight.

“While there are other factors, like wind chill, we open when the outdoor temperature is 32 F or lower for 12 consecutive hours or more for 2 consecutive days, or when there are three or more inches of snow on the ground for more than 24 hours,” they said.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook for up to date donation and volunteer opportunities and for announcements when we are opening.

To sign up for their mailing list, please use the Sign Up and select, “Please add me to your mailing list.”

They will put out a list of needed items next week (once they have the space to keep them) to help get started. Always needed items include adult size warm, waterproof coats, shoes/boots, gloves and hats. 

Financial contributions are always welcome and go to feed and directly care for their guests.

“Thank you all for being part of our caring community and for your generosity of time, money and spirit.”

To learn more or to view the Activity SignUp(s), please click the link below:

Burien Severe Weather Shelter

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