Ashland finds new location for severe weather shelter

ASHLAND, Ore. —Ashland has found a new location for its severe weather shelter.  In the past, the shelter has bounced around between Pioneer Hall, the Presbyterian Church, and the library.

Now Options for Helping Residents of Ashland has signed a contract with the city to run the shelter at a new location. It’ll be at a church on 5th and East Main Street.

“We open at 5 and people have to leave at 9 in the morning, we provide a dinner and breakfast and the main service we’re providing is to get out of the cold,” said Avram Sacks, coordinator of the shelter.

Sacks says the shelter will be open this Sunday night through next Wednesday night.

If you’re interested in volunteering you can reach Avram at (541)220-7307

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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