A honest thanks to Milan Puskar Well being Proper and Sabra United Methodist Church for stepping as much as present this winter’s warming shelter.
The announcement was made at Monday’s committee of the entire assembly. As a part of a presentation, Morgantown Group Kitchen Director Jennifer Powell mentioned she and Dani Ludwig will function supervisors, whereas Well being Proper handles fiscal administration, hiring and coaching. Sabra UMC, on Richwood Avenue, will host and insure the shelter operations.
The in a single day shelter will run 6 p.m.-7 a.m. from Dec. 1-March 15 and can be capable of maintain as much as 40 adults. This, plus the 12 beds opening at Bartlett Home, ought to maintain the overwhelming majority of people that would want to hunt shelter from freezing temperatures. Final yr, the warming shelter usually served round 60 people, so this yr’s shelter could also be quick just a few beds. Nonetheless, that is significantly better than not having a haven from the chilly climate in any respect.
The group is searching for $70,000 to run the shelter (about half of what it value to run at Hazel’s Home of Hope). Assuming they get the entire $30,000 the Metropolis of Morgantown has supplied for an emergency shelter, plus the $10,000 the Monongalia County Fee has put up, they’re nonetheless quick not less than $30,000. (Presumably extra, if Bartlett Home receives any of that funding for its 12 beds.)
We hope the neighborhood and native organizations will assist them safe the rest of that funding.