From: Cynthia Dosier
The Winona Community Warming Center Steering Committee
Although the weather is still warm, we all know that here in Minnesota this will be changing quickly. The Winona Community Warming Center provides emergency shelter for homeless adults and will be opening on November 1 and running through March 31 for this winter season. Last year we were able to provide emergency shelter over 200 times after opening in January for the first time. We were able to do this because of the tremendous support from the Winona community. This second season, we hope to again engage the Winona community to help keep people warm as the temperature drops.
We are reaching out to businesses, churches and groups of Winonans to help meet this critical need for the homeless. If you are interested and know of even three other people who are willing to make a once-a-month commitment, we would love to hear from you. We need four people to cover a night and will be providing training and orientations to support our volunteers.
If you are curious about the center and have a desire to help those in need, we will be having an informational meeting without any obligation on September 12 at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at Community Bible Church at 69 East Third Street in Winona. You can contact Tom Parlin at 507-458-9197 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. We hope to see you on September 12!