Increased Outreach Efforts and Emergency Shelter Beds Offered November 24-29, 2023, for a Hazardous Weather Event

Extreme cold temperatures are expected this coming weekend


Submitted by Thurston County

This coming weekend’s extreme weather is dangerous for those without shelter. The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for below-freezing nighttime weather patterns in the Puget Sound from November 24 to November 29, 2023. In response, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is issuing a “Hazardous Weather Advisory” to increase shelter-in-place efforts and offer extended nightly shelter beds starting on Friday, November 24, nightly from 8:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. The advisory ends on Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Overnight Emergency Shelter at Sergio’s Place:
    • Available for unsheltered adults over age 18 at Sergio’s Place Friday, November 24 through Wednesday, November 29, 2023, overnight from 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
    • Shelter guest entrance for Sergio’s Place is located at 3444 Martin Way NE. Pets are welcome. Please email for more information.
  • Increased Shelter-in-Place Activities:
    • Olympia Mutual Aid Partners will increase distribution of survival supplies to individuals and families living outside.

Cold Weather Donations Needed:

Donations will be accepted only from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. starting on Friday, November 24 through Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 3501 Mary Elder Rd NE (Sergio’s Place donation collection entrance). No parking on Martin Way.

Items needed: blankets, twin/single bed sheets, ramen, non-perishable snacks, instant coffee, creamer, hot tea, hot chocolate, disposable cups and utensils, socks, long johns, underwear, tarps, ponchos, hand warmers, sleeping bags, tents, gloves/mittens, hats, warm clothing.

Additional donation drop-off times are Sergio’s usual business hours of Tuesday – Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m. weekly. For more information, please contact Sam Bubenzer at 360-884-2742.

Other Emergency Hazardous Weather Shelter options are available at Union Gospel Mission for single adults and at St. Michael’s Parish and Sacred Heart for single men. Family Support Center’s Pear Blossom Place is available for families with children seeking shelter and Community Youth Services is available for youth ages 18-24. See the full Thurston County Shelter List at

For more information on available shelters, contact the Thurston County Shelter Hotline at 1-844-628-7343.

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