We are having a stretch of cold weather that is unusually long for Nanaimo.
Three owners of Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community (PGCC) also are members of the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo (FUFON). Their church is part of a network of organizations that provides shelter during weather emergencies. Sharon, one of our cohos, is FUFON's volunteer coordinator for this effort.
Since the FUFON has quite a small congregation (fifty members) and since this cold snap is lasting a long time by Nanaimo standards, operating the Emergency Weather Shelter is stretching FUFON. So they have put a call out for people from the wider community to volunteer.
I have just e-mailed Sharon to volunteer for a shift. I received such awesome help the other day, it's the least I can do.