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Severe Weather Shelter to Remain Open

Due to extremely low temperatures expected to continue into the early part of the week along with the forecast of snow, the City of Renton in partnership with Catholic Community Services will continue to open the Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) at Renton Harambee Center through Wednesday morning, December 11.

Harambee Church
316 S 3rd St, Renton, WA 98057

9PM - check in and registration
8AM - shelter closes, all must vacate

There are separate sleeping space for men, women, and for families with children. The SWS will be operated by Catholic Community Services staff and volunteers from Harambee Church and the greater Renton community.
The Renton SWS will be open at 9 p.m. All must register at the door. The shelter will close each day at 8 a.m., and all must vacate. As with all shelters, rules for the health and safety of clients, staff and the broader community will apply.

The shelter is in need of individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, nuts, trail mix, cookies), packaged cereal, fruit, paper cups, and bowls. Hot soup or chili or sandwiches would be appreciated, as the people seeking shelter are cold and hungry at 9 p.m. We are also looking for individuals or groups that can provide or cook a hot breakfast. The shelter served thirty people Thursday night, and more are expected with the cold weekend weather. If you can volunteer or donate items, contact Marty Dochstader,

For more information please contact the City of Renton, Community Services office at 425-430-6600.