"Go Bags" for homeless womenWomen’s Severe Weather Shelter Support Project

The Women’s Severe Weather Shelter was hosted in South Hall of our building in 2016 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.