40 More Shelter Beds Now Open In Everett

November 24, 2020

Everett

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, 40 additional beds for those experiencing homelessness in Everett, Washington have become available.

The beds are located at the Everett United Church of Christ at 2624 Rockefeller Avenue in downtown Everett. The shelter site is open to single men or women age 18 and up. No children or pets are allowed.

MyEverettNews.com reached out to John Hull at the Everett Gospel Mission with a question about the shelter and also how COVID-19 is affecting volunteering with the shelters during the Holidays.

Q: How do those needing shelter or know of someone needing shelter see if there are available beds?

A: Because we are providing access to the space24/7 for each person who has a bed and you keep your bed as long as you use it each night, we anticipate turnover to be low. So we are encouraging anyone interested in shelter or helping someone interested in shelter to call 425.740.2550 to learn about availability.

Q: Regarding Thanksgiving, many folks have traditionally volunteered at the Shelter on Smith Streeth for Thanksgiving meals. Given COVID-19 how is that being handled this year? What should people know about showing up, volunteering, etc.?

A: Due to Covid-19 risks, we are still not allowing volunteering at any of our shelters. This includes during Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will be providing a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal both inside our buildings as well as to-go outside the shelter at 3711 Smith. Walk up volunteers will not be allowed to serve at our facilities until we determine that it is safe far all to do so.

If you would like to make a financial donation to the Everett Gospel Mission click here.



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