- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An overnight shelter for homeless young adults in Olympia will stay open over the summer after raising more than $50,000 in one week.

The Olympian reports (https://bit.ly/28ToweC ) that Community Youth Services’ 10-bed shelter was set to close Friday through Sept. 1 due to a lack of funds. The shelter, which has been full since opening in 2013, started an online fundraising campaign last week in hopes of keeping its doors open.

In addition to the online campaign, the charity Help Us Move In Inc. provided a $20,000 matching grant.

Other donors include the Chehalis Tribe, First United Methodist Church of Olympia and the South Sound Community Foundation.

Community Youth Services provides food and shelter to about 120 individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 each year.


Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com



Click to Read More

Click to Hide