Carson City warming shelter open

Carson City’s Fuji Park emergency warming shelter was opened tonight, as it will be tonight, according to FISH (Friends In Service Helping).

Beth McCready-White, FISH client services manager, said in the release the shelter was opened from 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. this morning for those without places elsewhere to stay.

In addition, if people need a ride to the shelter they can be picked up by 6 p.m. at FISH, 138 E. Long St., for transport to the Fuji Park facility at the city’s south edge.

The facility is operated by FISH, which coordinates with city government and the Red Cross to keep people sheltered from the elements during periods of freezing temperatures and inclement weather.

The Fuji Park shelter takes people who are intoxicated but don’t actually possess alcohol or drugs, people who have pets but only when they are under the owner’s supervision, those without other shelter and those who aren’t a danger to themselves or others.

“We will be having volunteers who will be proctoring the warming shelter,” said FISH.


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