With this week’s heat wave expected to reach temperatures significantly over 100 degrees, Bridge to Home will open their shelter facility during the afternoons to provide a cool place for those needing to escape extreme conditions.
The shelter, located at 23031 Drayton Street, will be open on Wednesday, July 4 through Friday, July 6 from noon until 8:30 p.m. The regular dinner service, Feeding It Forward, will be served those nights. On Saturday, July 7, the shelter will be open from noon until 5:30 p.m.
Donations of water, ice and snacks are needed for these additional shelter days. In addition, volunteers are also needed to assist. Community members wishing to volunteer should contact Olga Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who would like to donate, items can be delivered to the Bridge to Home Shelter at the Drayton Street location after 12 p.m. on these days, and at the administrative office located at 23752 Newhall Avenue before 12 p.m.
For future days, when temperatures are forecasted to be above 99 degrees, Bridge to Home will open the shelter to provide relief to people needing a place to escape the extreme heat.
Those who are looking for additional ways to support Bridge to Home can visit btohome.org, where they can get involved with the organization and work toward ending homelessness in the Santa Clarita Valley.