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Cold Weather Shelter open in Renton Tuesday and Wednesday night

December 5, 2016

City of Renton Contacts:
Karen Bergsvik
, Human Services Manager, 425-430-6600
Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director, 425-430-7027
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

RENTON, WA - The City Renton is partnering with Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH) to open the Cold Weather Shelter at the Old Chamber building at 300 Rainier Avenue N, due to dangerously low temperatures.

This Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) will be open Tuesday December 6, and Wednesday night December 7, 2016.

Where: Old Chamber Building, 300 Rainier Avenue N, Renton, WA.
Dates and Time: Tuesday December 6, and Wednesday night December 7.
Check-in and registration: 8:00 pm.
Check-out: 7:00 am. Shelter closes, all must vacate.

All are welcome. The CWS is available for single women and men, couples, and homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles; separate sleeping spaces have been prepared for men, women, and for families with children. The CWS will be operated by Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches staff from the greater Renton community. All must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for the health and safety of clients, staff and the broader community will apply.

Please contact the Crisis Clinic by dialing 2-1-1 to access shelter information. For more information please contact the City of Renton, Human Services office at 425-430-6600 or visit the City of Renton’s website at rentonwa.gov.

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