So far this winter season, we have had 27 white flag nights. During this time Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House lobby is opened to host an additional 25 men and women in addition to the 100 guests already sheltered on site. Using the City of Greensboro Winter Emergency Response Plan as a guide, the city and agencies declare white flag emergency conditions when temperatures drop to a wind chill of 25 degrees or colder for two or more hours. We partner with the Interactive Resource Center, YWCA, and the city to ensure those who are living outside have a safe and warm place to go.
Partnerships are essential as we seek to serve during the critical winter season. Our congregational partners open their doors and extend the warmth of Weaver House in their own facilities through the WE! Program. It’s humbling to think of the manpower and logistics it takes to set up additional shelter sites from December
As you look through this special Winter Newsletter, I hope you will see the opportunity and change that can occur when we open our doors and help our neighbors come in from the cold. You can directly impact this work today with a gift to our winter fund. We are only able to facilitate this work because of you.
Follow the link to read more in the 2019 Winter Newsletter.