Code Purple to open ‘on call’ shelters: Still in need of volunteers
SEAFORD, Del. – As the temperatures continue to drop, Code Purple of Sussex County says they’ll be starting their on call nights in just a couple of weeks. Starting on November 25th, the organization will open their shelters anytime that the weather is below 32 degrees. Then, after December 15th the shelters will be open everyday. Code Purple has doubled their locations from four to eight since last year, and say they are still in need of volunteers.
“I’m looking at it as a one per-center, there’s 150,000 people in this country roughly, if 1% or 1,500 people would commit to help, all our problems would be solved. Just the 1 %, the faithful few that’s what we’re looking for ,” said Code Purple board member and volunteer Michael Stein.
The organization has also started a buddy challenge where they ask volunteers to bring a friend to help them volunteer for overnight shifts, since those are the most challenging to fill. If you want to help or sign up to volunteer click here.