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,4 By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masonoounty com The first time the wind chill factor drops below 35 degrees, the green sign will be placed outside Community Lifeline's Cold Weather Shelter in downtown Shelton. The Shelton-based nonprofit group -- a col- lection of 10 churches and 17 businesses and civic organizations --of- fers a warm and safe ha- ven at the Cold Weather Shelter at 218 N. Third St. The shelter is opened to the homeless between Nov. 1 and April 30 on nights forecast for a wind chill factor of 35 degrees or lower. "Our clients are those in poverty, the unemployed, the un- deremployed, people who are homeless," said Barbara Weza, the ex- ecutive director of Cam- TOO LATE TO Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-13 op Journal photo by Gordon Weeks The staff and volunteers at Community Lifeline's Cold Weather Shelter are preparing for a new season of providing refuge on cold nights. Standing in front of sleeping mats the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton pro- vided are volunteer Terry Bash, left, Community Lifeline Executive Director Barbara Weza and volunteer Levina Brown. munity Lifeline. mum age of 18 to a couldn't bear to see a Clients last season 77-year-old man, Weza veteran that old on the ranged from the mini- said. streets," she said. "We ended up getting Community Lifeline CLASSIFY him housing because weis seeking donations ens season of money, blankets, in and are given copies hats, gloves, sleeping of the rules. No one who bags, tents and other is sick is allowed in be- supplies for the Cold cause the shelter does Weather Shelter, which not have a quarantine needs about $5,000 to area. Sex, drugs, fight- $6,000 a month to oper- ing, alcohol and weap- ate during the shelter ons are not allowed on season, Weza said. To the premises. make a donation, call Patrons are offered 462-4439. coffee, tea, hot chocolate Only 25 percent of the and snacks. They can shelter's operating bud- also get a towel, soap get comes from grants, and shampoo, and spend the rest from private do- up to 15 minutes in the nations and fundraisers, shower. On cold nights, the Patrons are supplied shelter opens at 8 p.m.; with a sleeping mat and the lights go out and bedding and are expect- the doors are locked at ed to fold up the bedding 10 p.m. Anyone who and put the mat away comes in after 10 p:m. in the morning. They must be brought in by are required to be up at police or medics. 7 a.m. and out the door The men sleep down- by 8 a.m. stairs, the women up- Along with donations, stairs, many on mat- Community Lifeline also tresses the Washington seeks bathroom supplies Corrections Center in for its shower ministry. Sheltondonated. Anyone who needs a Staff members pa- shower can stop by the trol the building hourly shelter between 10 a.m. and outside every two and 2 p.m. every week- hours. All patrons sign day except Thursday. 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