Six Word Saturday:
Last night of winter night shelter
This winter, as for last winter, I have volunteered at the winter night shelter and tonight is the last night as winter is supposed to be over. The shelter only runs during the winter-time due to funding and winter being the time when people with nowhere else to go most need a warm place to sleep for the night. We will try to have a celebratory feel at the shelter tonight but I can’t help but feel sad at the bleakness of the weather forecast for the next few days knowing that our guests will be back out in it.
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What a shame they can’t extend the shelter opening hours – it’s going to be miserable for the guests if they have to be out in this so called ‘spring’ weather that we are having now.
We live in hope!
They close the skating rinks here as well. Not as important as shelters though.
Yes the ice rinks closed a few weeks ago already.
I can’t conceive of life on the streets, Georgia. It’s bad enough just walking down the street at present. Good for you.
I know. Thanks Jo
I find it sad that the services provided are only for a short period of time…. the problem exists all year!
So true, but when you have limited funding you do what you can do.
Well that would not be the case here, we had way below zero too many evenings in a row. Perhaps not tonight but it still was only 34 degrees in the sunshine today! Yikes winter go away! May those in need of comfort find it.
good on you for doing this Georgia…it seems a little premature to close when the weather is still so cold…how sad that money makes that happen…or rather the lack of money
Exactly, if we had the money we would definitely continue.
keep up the good work, Georgia. 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement Carol
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Good news, the winter night shelter has been extended for one more month! https://rainbowbakery.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/good-news/