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Thurston County activates hazardous weather response


Because of the freezing weather this week for single adults over 18 at First Christian Church at 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, extra overnight beds will be provided. They will also be accepting donations of bedding, non-perishable food, coffee and warm clothing during the day on Thursday, December 1.


Due to cold overnight temperatures for the rest of the week, Thurston County Health and Human Services issued a hazardous weather advisory late Wednesday night to offer extended overnight beds and provide more support to those who need shelter in place.

An overnight rollaway bed will be available for single adults 18 and older at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia if state allows.

On Tuesday, November 29, people began distributing Shelter-in Place survival items to those living in vulnerable communities, and the distribution will continue throughout the week.

Shelter options are also available at:

  • The Union Gospel Mission, 413 Franklin St. NE, Olympia, for single men and women.
  • Michael’s parish for single men across the Pavement
  • Pear Blossom Place Family Support Center, 837 Seventh Ave. SE, Olympia, for families with children in need of shelter.
  • Community Youth Services, 520 Pear St. SE, Olympia, for youth ages 18-24.

Donations of blankets, double/single sheets, ramen, non-perishable snacks, coffee, creamer, hot tea, hot chocolate, disposable cups and utensils, socks, pants, underwear, tarps, ponchos, arm warmers, sleeping bags, tents are needed gloves/mitts, hats and warm clothing. Donations will be accepted at First Christian Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, December 1.

Shelter volunteers must complete formal shelter volunteer training in hazardous weather conditions from the Interfaith Organization. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Brock.schafer@iwshelter.org or Kaylee Marino at 360-490-5910 or Keylee.marineau@co.thurston.wa.us.

This story was originally published November 30, 2022 at 6:10 p.m.

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