Front Porch: Volunteers sought for Snohomish shelter

Help sought for shelter

The Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter is looking for volunteers.

There are many ways to help other than staffing the shelter on nights it is open. Those who are interested should attend a free training to learn about volunteer opportunities.

The shelter was organized by a group of people last year to provide a place for the homeless in Snohomish to stay overnight when the outside temperature drops to freezing. It is located at the Snohomish Evangelical Free Church, 210 Avenue B. Training is scheduled at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11. There’s also training sessions from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 12 and Jan. 9.

People also can donate money to the shelter through the Snohomish Community Food Bank.

For more information, call Janet McElvaine at 360-563-2454 or email jmelvaine@gmail.com.

Parenting skills class: Bloom Early Education in Edmonds is offering a free workshop for parents of young children, 10 essential parenting skills, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10. This workshop will look at what children need from parents in order to be safe, healthy, happy and well-adapted. The education center is at 1233 Olympic View Drive in Edmonds. To attend, RSVP to 425-361-7992 or at info@bloomlearning.com.

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