June 2006

AZBW News Breaks June 24, 2006

Volunteers Needed For Forest Closure Shelter

Flagstaff, AZ Due to the recent forest closures, several agencies have been working together to address the issue of displaced people who were previously living in the forest. 

A shelter has been established at the Salvation Army, located at 2229 E. Cedar Avenue in Flagstaff.

The shelter is open seven days a week from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and welcomes anyone who has been displaced due to the forest closure.

Volunteers are needed to assist agency staff with the intake process nightly from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

A volunteer training process will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 5:15 p.m. at the United Way of Northern Arizona office, 1515 E. Cedar Avenue, Suite D-1.

The forest closure shelter is a joint project with Coconino County, City of Flagstaff, Salvation Army and United Way of Northern Arizona. 

The project is partially funded by the Arizona Department of Housing.   

For more information, and to volunteer, please call Pam Ledwith at (928) 773-9813.