Up to 24 homeless adults once again will have the chance to sleep in a warm place in Bozeman this winter: the Gallatin Valley Fairgrounds warming center shelter will open Friday November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, and will remain open until late March 2012," according to the Human Resource Development Center's (HRDC) CEO, Heather Grenier. The HRDC and the Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition are holding a fundraiser for the center Saturday, November 19th, 2011 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
According to Gloria Edwards of Bozeman's Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, offering shelter and opportunities to homeless families with children, "Family Promise has hosted homeless children and their families every single day since Jan. 1, 2010. Thirty-one homeless children from 17 separate families have received a safe, warm place to stay, nutritious home-cooked meals and been surrounded by caring staff and volunteers. Unlike city shelters that separate men and women, families stay together and each family has their own sleeping room within a church that lives out the mandate to care for the poor."
Through the month of November 2011, Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), 2220 Tschache Street, Bozeman, MT, will be hosting a donation bin in front of their store to benefit Family Promise of Gallatin Valley.