Warren County agencies raise funds for emergency shelter

Warren County agencies like the Warren Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Blue Ridge Housing Network, Social Services, Bridge of Hope, the Phoenix Project and the Hope and Rest Temporary Shelter are coming together to raise funds to provide emergency shelter options for women and children.

Currently, no shelters in the area dedicated to women and children.

The funds will support emergency shelter in motels with the goal of ensuring families are safe while they look for long-term options.

The fundraising drive will run from May 11th – May 18th and will include door prizes from local businesses.

Donations of $5 will receive one door prize ticket.

Donations of $20 will receive five tickets.

To make a monetary gift directly to the program, write a check to “Warren Coalition” and write “Emergency Shelter” in the memo line.

The check can be sent to Warren Coalition, PO Box 2058, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Donations may also be made online here; select “Emergency Shelter for Women and Children” in the “Note” section.

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Applications now open for heating assistance in Winchester

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The City of Winchester is now accepting applications for Fuel Assistance through November 13th.

Fuel Assistance is designed to help households overcome energy emergencies including heating equipment repair, purchase of heating equipment, deposit for a gas tank, emergency shelter and other similar expenses.

To meet eligibility requirements, applicants must be a resident of the City of Winchester, have heating or cooling expense responsibilities, and meet income requirements.

Residents can apply through a link available here, by phone at 855-635-4370, or by visiting the Winchester Department of Social Services at 24 Baker Street.

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Local agencies raise funds for emergency shelter

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The Warren Coalition, Blue Ridge Housing Network and Thermal Shelter announced by email and effort to raise funds for an emergency women and children’s shelter.

The need has been identified in the community as there is currently no shelter in the area.

Women with their children are often forced to sleep in their car or risk losing their children due to a temporary setback.

The group has established a short term goal of raising enough funds to support a mother and her children for up to two weeks at a hotel.

The long term goal is to rent an apartment for a year that is available to families in need.

A booth at the Wine & Craft Festival on May 20th will have more information and donation opportunities.

Handmade Ugandan bracelets will be available for purchase.

Donations over $5 will be entered into drawings for various prizes.

If you would like to help by donating prizes for the drawing contact Warren Coalition Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks at celeste@warrencoalition.org or 540-660-3367.

Donations to the emergency shelter can be made online at warrencoalition.org or by a check payable to “Warren Coalition” with “Emergency Shelter” written on the memo line.

Any donations can also be mailed to Warren Coalition, PO Box 2058, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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