AS A WINTER STORM APPROACHES THIS WEEK, THE IRC WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS AN EMERGENCY SHELTER. SHELTER OPENS AT 7 PM.
Please print and use this flyer to give out to anyone you see out in this weather who may need help. IRC Emergency Shelter Handout
As a staff, we decided that we could not go home at night and leave people we know out on the streets to freeze.
“It is a matter of conscience that we have stepped outside of our mission and extended our services to provide emergency shelter this winter,” says IRC Executive Director Michelle Kennedy. “We have to stay open.”
When the temperature drops below 25 degrees, we turn into a 24 hour crisis operation, flexing our small staff to stay open. These operations were not budgeted for since they lay outside our mission as a day center. Can you help us provide this critical service?