Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Winter Shelter gets funding through March 31.

According to a Volunteers of America media release, Winter Shelter has secured funding to stay open beyond its tentative Mar 9 close date. The last date now that Winter Shelter will be open is March 31.

The source of the funding is a Sierra Health Foundation Responsive Grant award, for safety-net services, in the amount of $25,000. Rumours that Oprah, or her Harpo Production Company, might come up with the funds for the extention were unfounded. Recently, part of an episode of the "Oprah Winfrey Show" was filmed at Winter Shelter. That episode will be broadcast on Feb 25.

The VOA media release tells us, "The grant was one of 42 awarded by the Sacramento-based private philanthropy, which promotes improved health and quality of life for the people of Northern California."

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