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A Caring Community

Kindness and dedication always at the forefront of shelter’s success
A few minutes before 6 p.m., a line forms outside the Emergency Bridge Shelter door waiting for it to open up for the night. The shelter is located at the old jail.
Staff member Cole McKinney prepares for the shelter clients to begin entering the Bridge Emergency Shelter Tuesday night.
Volunteers Lew Matis and Jeremiah Bell, in back, take fresh linens for the beds at the Bridge Emergency Shelter.
About the Story

This is the final installment of the “Shelter from the Night” series. The series was prompted after the death of 47-year-old Mary Rose Shay, who died in Parque de Vida on Jan. 2, 2012. This story takes a look at the community effort that makes the shelter go, and centers around interviews that were done shortly after Shay’s death.
All the stories and photos can be found at cortezjournal.com. The entire series will be featured in the Special Reports section at the bottom of the home page.
INSIDE: Shelter looks for ways to improve, Page 9A; From shelter to an apartment, Page 9A.

You can help

The Bridge Emergency Shelter has two major fund-raising events a year. In July, the shelter held its A Night Out fundraiser in which 37 restaurants and coffee shops in Cortez, Dolores and Mancos participated.
In February, the Soups of the World fundraiser will be held.
To volunteer or donate items, or for more information on the Bridge Emergency Shelter call 565-9808 or email to bridgeemergencyshelter.com. The shelter’s website is www.thebridgeshelter.org.

A Caring Community

A few minutes before 6 p.m., a line forms outside the Emergency Bridge Shelter door waiting for it to open up for the night. The shelter is located at the old jail.
Staff member Cole McKinney prepares for the shelter clients to begin entering the Bridge Emergency Shelter Tuesday night.
Volunteers Lew Matis and Jeremiah Bell, in back, take fresh linens for the beds at the Bridge Emergency Shelter.
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