October 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM
KELOWNA – In an effort to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness in our community, board members of a local shelter will be sleeping over at one of their own facilities tonight.
In support of World Homeless Day, several members of the Inn From the Cold board of directors as well as some volunteers, will spend the night, Oct. 10, in bunks usually occupied by members of the community who are struggling financially.
“There are many people in our community who benefit from shelter during the colder months of the year, and our goal is to ensure that no one sleeps on the streets,” the shelter's executive director Jan Schulz says in a media release. “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness around homelessness and to showcase our shelter.”
The event is open to the public from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1157 Sutherland Ave.
“We welcome anyone to come in and check it out,” board member Robert Zivkovic says in the release. “The shelter is a great facility that will house a number of people in need over the winter and we’d like to show the community how important this place is.”
Visit www.innfromthecoldkelowna.org or phone the office at 250 448 6403 or the shelter at 250-448-5153 to learn more.
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