Developing Plans

Severe Weather Shelter Network has made the difficult decision to not provide emergency shelter in our church setting once again for the upcoming 2021-2022 sheltering season. It is simply not safe for volunteers and guests to gather in a congregate shelter setting currently.

Just as we did last season, we will provide emergency shelter in local motels. This is a model that was successful last season for us, and we expect that with that experience under our belts, we will have an equally successful season this winter. 

We need your help now to be prepared to begin sheltering for the 2021-2022 cold weather season. Please take a few minutes to review the opportunities below and then connect with us as we move forward together to continue providing a space that will prevent people from freezing to death this winter.

Host a Supply Drive
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Host A Supply Drive

Severe Weather Shelter Network is in need of a variety of supplies as we approach the sheltering season. You and your Church, community organization, workplace and neighborhood can help us make an important difference in the lives of individuals living on the streets.

Host a supply drive to gather these new or gently used items:

Food Packaging Supplies:

  • Monetary donations to Severe Weather Shelter Network to purchase in bulk
  • Plastic to go containers with lids
  • Paper bags with handles all sizes (can ask local Target or Trader Joes for donations)
  • Gallon zip lock bags, paper lunch bags
  • New women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Men’s and women’s sweat pants (all sizes)
  • Hand Warmers (12 hour version)

Shelf Stable breakfast & hospitality Items:

  • Soft granola/fruit bars
  • Fruit/applesauce cups
  • Oatmeal packets, hot chocolate packets
  • Coffee, sugar, creamer, disposable hot cups, stir sticks
  • Peanut butter packets
  • Cracker/cookie/chips packets
  • Tuna & cracker kits, any individual protein, or meals with pop top can or easy open packaging
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Chocolate and regular milk boxes
  • Juice packets
  • Bottled water

Individual small Hygiene items:

  • Shampoo
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Foot powder
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

Emergency Supplies:

  • Heavy winter socks
  • New Men’s and Women’s Underwear all sizes
  • New women’s sports bras all sizes
  • Hand/Foot Warmers
  • Ski Gloves
  • Ski Hats (dark colors)
  • Tarps (camo or green/brown)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Large backpacks

Contact Tracy Thayer at Tracy@swsheltern