The Ladner United Church is home to Delta’s only emergency weather shelter. (Google street view screen capture)

Delta’s first extreme weather shelter now open

Due to low temperatures, the shelter at Ladner United Church will be open until Friday

Delta’s only extreme weather shelter is open for the first time due to low overnight temperatures.

The shelter, located at Ladner United Church (4960 48th Ave.) will be open from now until Friday Dec. 8. The shelter will be open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and has capacity for nine beds.

The shelter is a temporary extreme weather shelter, and is only open when an extreme weather alert is called in Delta. It is organized the Ladner United Church, the City of Delta, Options Community Services, Delta Police, Delta Fire and Deltassist.

Options Community Services staff will be at the site during the extreme weather openings. Delta Police will transport people to the shelter in the evening. People using the shelter will leave in the morning on their own.

The shelter is currently in need of volunteers:either during the setup for an hour on the evenings or during the clean up when the shelter closes at 7 a.m. To volunteer, contact Debbie Mitchell at ddenira@gmail.com.

For more information, call the Ladner United Church at 604-946-6254 or visit www.delta.ca/shelters.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

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