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REACH Cold Weather Shelter to open Nov. 14

October 16, 2004|by MARLO BARNHART

The REACH Cold Weather Shelter for the Homeless opens on Sunday, Nov. 14, at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave.

The following items are needed and are being collected Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the REACH Office at Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., at the rear side entrance with the burgundy doors and the REACH Sign. Other times by appointment.

Needed are ground and instant coffee, powdered drink mixes, condiment packets, instant hot chocolate, sugar and creamer shakers, powdered milk, disposable salt and pepper shakers, dry cereal, instant cup of noodles, instant oatmeal packets, paper napkins, heavy duty paper plates and bowls, hot cups, plastic utensils, paper towels, toilet paper, and personal hygiene items such as deodorant, foot powder, shaving cream and toothpaste.

Also needed are disinfectant spray, powdered laundry detergent, tissues, ice packs, first-aid tape, pillows, liquid dish soap, large trash bags, lip balm, dental floss, toilet bowl cleaner, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, cleansers, heavy work gloves, socks and thermal underwear.

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Monetary donations for program expenses are also being solicited.

For more information call 301-733-2371 or at www.reachcaregivers.org.REACH's new e-mail address is reach@myactv.net.

REACH stands for Religious Efforts to Assist and Care for the Homeless.

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