Updated, Jan. 20–Shelter will also be open this evening, Fri., Jan. 20.
Because of the snowstorm and its accompanying cold temperatures, the City of Kent is opening the Kent Severe Weather Shelter at the Kent Lutheran Church tonight, Jan. 18 through Fri., Jan. 20. Here are the details:
Location: Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032
Check-in and registration: 9 p.m. (all guests must register)
Shelter closes, guests must leave: 7 a.m.
The shelter is giving priority to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in their vehicles. Men and women without children are also welcome. There is separate sleeping space available for families, men and women.
The Severe Weather Shelter is operated by Catholic Community Services staff and volunteers from the Kent Lutheran Church and Kent community.
To locate shelters in Renton, Federal Way, Bellevue and Seattle, dial 2-1-1.
If you know of a homeless person or family who needs shelter, please share this information with them.