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Monday, October 1, 2012

Clean Air Shelter Closed in Waterville on Saturday

Clean Air Shelter to Close Saturday 9/29/2012
Chelan-Douglas Health District Announces:

Because the clean air shelter at Waterville has not had any users, Chelan-Douglas Health District and Red Cross have put the shelter on standby status and expect it to close tomorrow, Saturday, September 29, 2012.

The shelter was opened when local social service providers and others indicated they knew of people likely to use the shelter. It turns out those folks are managing on their own. But that could not be known in advance and we thank the Red Cross, Douglas County and the Fairgrounds for making this available to the community. Link Transit and the Humane Society also stepped up to help. The State of Washington, in particular the Department of Social and Health Services, provided the air cleaning equipment needed to make the shelter safe.

We will remain on alert for sheltering needs as the situation changes over the next days and weeks.

The information line established for the shelter, 509-886-6476 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            509-886-6476      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, will provide a recorded update on the shelter’s status in English and Spanish, and give the number of our on-call line for urgent needs.

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