After an extended stretch of cold and then wet, rainy weather, an extreme weather alert has been lifted allowing for Delta’s extreme weather shelters to close providing much-needed relief for staff and volunteers.
“It was a very long stretch for both shelters and a particularly long one for Ladner United Church where staff and volunteers had to work for over 50 nights in a row,” said City of Delta Corporate Social Planner Olga Shcherbyna. “We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to both EWS teams for all they have done and continue to do to support those in need.”
The South Delta shelter, located at Ladner United Church (4960 48th Ave.) operates between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. The intake will be open until the site is full. Showers and laundry is available onsite. Light refreshments offered, bus tickets and gift cards provided.
Call 604-599-8900 for more details.
The newly opened shelter in North Delta is located at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave). It operates between 9:30 p.m. and 7 a.m.
New Hope Church has partnered with Phoenix Society, the City of Delta and BC Housing to support Extreme Weather Response (EWR) programming in the North Delta area this winter.
The EWR shelter in North Delta has the capacity to serve 15 individuals per night.
Guests who receive shelter will be provided a hot meal at night and breakfast to go in the morning, along with fresh socks, toiletries and other essential items.
Call 604-970-4150 for more details.