Hello, Severe Weather Shelter Volunteers!
The steering committee for St. Anthony’s Severe Weather Shelter hopes everyone had a wonderful summer! We are busy with preparations to begin the shelter season on November 1st! This is a friendly reminder that the annual training of volunteers for the St. Anthony Severe Weather Shelter will be Thursday, October 12th.
Based on suggestions from our volunteers, we have made important updates to some of our procedures. We encourage everyone to attend this session even if you’ve attended training in the past. Training will be held at St. Anthony’s O’Reilly Hall, with registration beginning at 5:30 pm. The session should last until 8:15 pm. Refreshments will be served!
A survey (via Survey Monkey) will be sent to our current list of volunteers announcing the training. Kindly RSVP via the survey so that we can be sure to have enough training material to handout. Can’t make it by 5:30? No worries, please come when you can! Also, please let us know within the survey which areas of the shelter you are interested in helping by checking the appropriate box(es).
As always, the steering committee appreciates you! We are thankful for your time to help those in our community who are homeless and in need of shelter during our winter months.
The mission of the St Anthony Severe Weather Shelter (STA-SWS) is to provide an overnight shelter during severe weather to our adult neighbors who are without homes. We serve individual in the spirit of social justice and charity, without regard to race, creed, age gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. We provide a place to sleep that is safe from severe weather, and some nourishment.
Severe weather is defined by DHS/Washington County Severe Weather Response as temperatures forecasted or actual of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below (November to March only).
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October 2017 Update