WEATHER ALERT: The City of Kent’s Severe Weather Shelter will now be open through the night of this Sunday, Feb. 10.

As we previously reported, a major snow event is expected to start this Friday, Feb. 8.

The shelter is located at Kent Lutheran Church and opens tonight (Wednesday, Feb 6) at 9 p.m.

It will be open Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Avenue South, Kent, WA:

  • 9 p.m.: Check-in and registration
  • 7 a.m.: Shelter closes; clients must leave for the day.

Due to the anticipated snow and cold weather, we are activating the Severe Weather Shelter, Wednesday, February 6 through Sunday, February 10, 2019, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. The shelter is operated by Catholic Community Services staff and volunteers from Kent Lutheran Church.

Priority will be given to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles, but the shelter will also be available for single women and men. Doors for the Severe Weather Shelter will open at 9 p.m. each evening. Clients must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for the health and safety of all clients and staff and the broader community will apply.

Please help us share this information with the community, especially with those who could benefit the most from the shelter’s activation. Thank you!

Looking to volunteer? Visit Kent Lutheran Church for more information and ways you can help.

Scott Schaefer

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