UPDATE on Dec. 10 – An emergency severe weather shelter will be open Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. at the Ashland Public Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd in Ashland (downstairs).
The City Manager has authorized the opening of the emergency severe weather shelter on Monday Dec. 12, through the morning of Friday, Dec. 16.
The shelter will be located at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, and open each night at 5 p.m., closing each morning at 9 a.m. The doors will close for the night at 9 p.m. with lights out at 10 p.m. These are no-frills shelters, which means that individuals should plan on providing their own bedding. Well-behaved pets will be welcomed.
For questions or if you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, please contact Avram Sacks Community Volunteer at 541.220.7307.
Many consecutive nights of emergency weather shelter take a lot of energy and many hands working together in order to make it happen. We were expecting the shelter to close for the weekend, but it continues to be sorely needed.
Emergency Weather shelter is being pulled together for tonight and tomorrow night. If you’ve been an overnight host before, and are willing to stay over, please call Avram as help is needed. Only experienced overnight hosts are needed this weekend. Avram’s energy is very low, and I think one of the ways that we can help him is to not burden him with more things to juggle on top of everything he’s already carrying. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact me and I’ll pass your info to him next week.
The other support that’s needed is that the shelter is low on bowls. I’m hearing they have everything else at the moment.
Location of shelter: Saturday and Sunday nights at Ashland library from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 10 through Saturday morning the shelter will be in Pioneer Hall from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Avram Sacks 541.220.7307.
Heartfelt and huge thanks to all the many people who make this happen.