Beds for Freezing Nights (BFN) is issuing a 24-hour Activation Alert indicating that extreme weather conditions are forecast for Tuesday Dec. 6. Following our protocol, the activation will continue the following day, Wednesday Dec. 7.
Volunteers are needed to staff the warming center for this initial two-day activation. The center will stay activated after Dec. 7 if temperatures stay below 30 degrees.
All volunteers are requested to confirm your availability or non-availability in the event the BFN warming center opens. Please e-mail the communications coordinator Bonnie Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with ALL date(s) and shift(s) you will be available.
It greatly helps scheduling if you indicate multiple shift availability, and if you describe availability by SHIFT, not by time (e.g., Shift One--not "Tuesday evening", because that could mean either Shift One or Shift Two). Shift One = set up/intake; Shift Two = overnight; Shift Three = wake up/close down. For exact times, refer to the procedures manual you received at training; it is also available online.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not notified by 6 p.m. Monday Dec. 5 that you will be needed, you do not need to be on duty the following evening.
Thank you for your sharing your gifts of time and service.