Code Purple officials say volunteers ‘desperately’ needed to keep shelters open

GEORGETOWN, Del. – In Sussex County, officials with the Code Purple organization say they’re in desperate need of overnight volunteers for their shelters.¬†Officials say they need at least 14 volunteers for each of their eight shelters to be able to provide a place to stay during the cold winter nights for those who are homeless. They say for their Milford Nazarene Shelter, they need women volunteers for almost every day of the week. And at the St. Luke’s Church in Seaford, they’re still in need of men to volunteer on Mondays,Fridays, and Saturdays. They add that if they don’t have these volunteers their shelters, can’t open.

“We love the donations, we absolutely cannot do without the donations ever but the donations aren’t going to be any good if we can’t open because we don’t have any overnight volunteers,” said Code Purple Executive Director, Nikki Gonzalez.

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