The Pasadena Bad Weather Shelter will open on a “weather activated” basis when it is 40 degrees or colder or 40 percent chance of wet weather is forecasted, beginning November 23, the Day after Thanksgiving, until about mid-March 2013. The shelter will be open every night in January and February.
The shelter is operated in the gymnasium of the Pasadena Covenant Church, 539 N. Lake Ave., near the Metro Gold Line station.
The shelter seeks to help prevent homeless persons from dying on the streets of hypothermia during the coldest winter months. Last year, the shelter provided nearly 11,000 shelter nights for 855 individuals including more than 100 children. Participants receive a hearty dinner and a warm place to sleep.
The Ecumenical Council of Pasadena Area Congregations, also known as Friends In Deed, runs the shelter, representing more than 50 local congregations.
Funding is always welcome for the non-profit shelter. To make a tax-deductible contribution, call (626) 797-2402; mail a check to Friends of the Bad Weather Shelter, P.O. Box 41125, Pasadena, CA 91114, or visit www.ECPAC.net.