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Operation of emergency shelter in Kamloops extended

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Operations of the Extreme Weather Response Shelter at Kamloops Alliance Church will be extended until March 31.

Overseen by The Mustard Seed, the response shelter opened mid-December and so far has operated for 19 nights with over 30 people staying in the church those nights, according to a media release by the Mustard Seed.

To date, the church has provided over 275 volunteer hours and helped staff set-up and connect with guests.

“With the increase in cold temperatures and falling snow, we know this shelter is still needed within the community,” said managing director of the Seed, Kelly Thompson in the release.  “The Church has agreed to continue to support our vulnerable community in this way. This is a way to keep people safe and warm through the colder nights, allowing them to find support and protection from life-threatening incidents that can occur during winter weather.”

The Alliance Church is located on Leigh Road at the north end of Overlanders Bridge.

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