Sunrise Outreach Center needs more volunteers for new shelter
YAKIMA, Wash.-- Sunrise Outreach Center in Yakima is hoping to open another extreme weather shelter.
However, they need 50 male volunteers to staff it before they can open it. Sunrise has two shelters for men and one for women, but even those aren't enough. They've had to turn up to twelve men away every night because there just isn't enough room.
"To leave someone out in this weather is almost like giving them a death sentence... Could be at times. And so we do need to open another shelter and get these people in," says Ken Trainor of the Sunrise Outreach Center.
Sunrise will begin training male volunteers tomorrow at nine am, and again every Tuesday at seven PM until they get the 50 they need. The sessions will be at the Vineyard Church on East Martin Luther King Boulevard, across the street from city hall.