REPORTING · 21st February 2014
Trish Parsons got up to update Council on the Cold Weather Shelter on Monday February 17th. She thanked the media for coverage. She explained they were struggling for Volunteers when they had a long stretch of cold weather
“We require four volunteers a night, we do a 7 pm – 1 am shift and then a 1 am to 7 am shift. 2 individuals, 2 volunteers for each shift, that’s four per night. If the shelter is not utilized that night, those individuals are still on call,” said Parsons. “Over the last 7-10 days, we have had a number of volunteers contact us so we will be doing another training session.”
She explained the shelter is dry. Any individuals who are under the influence of alcohol are not permitted. The RCMP assists with this.
Parsons thanked the District of Kitimat for spearheading the shelter. Deputy CAO Warren Waycheshen has been working with the shelter and the Fire Department has been helpful. There were no questions from Council so she sat down.