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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.
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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

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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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