Women’s Severe Weather Shelter Support Project
The Women’s Severe Weather Shelter was hosted in South Hall of our building in the space used by the Metropolitan Cathedral. Chronic homelessness is a problem in Yakima as it is across the nation. Our church office manager organized a series of donation drives to gather warm clothing, blankets, and other items for the women using the shelter. People from the community joined church members in a Go Fund Me project to provide each woman using the shelter with a survival bag on the last day of the shelter. Every sturdy bag contained a light weight tarp, wind-up flashlight/phone charger, and personal hygiene supplies.