Homeless overflow shelter officially open in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —
After securing funding, the Willis Dady homeless overflow shelter opened to the public on Saturday, December 1.
The shelter, located at 719 3rd Avenue SE, accommodates 45 people.
The shelter manager urges people to call ahead each morning to reserve a bed for the night.
"You do want to make that call, and you want to make it as early as possible," said Denine Rushing, the shelter manager. "Because if we do get full, we don't want anyone to be without a bed."
The shelter is open Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
To reserve a bed, call (319)366-7999.
Below are donation items needed for the overflow shelter.
Overflow Shelter Needs
Clean and gently used blankets
Clean and gently used sheet sets (twin or full)