Community of Faith Mission extends shelter hours

tjefferson@vagazette.com

Community of Faith Mission extended its shelter hours for Wednesday night and Thursday morning as snow falls in Williamsburg.

“Typically we’re a night time shelter but when we get extreme weather like this. We try and remain open during the day,” said Ashley Willis, executive director. “It’s a huge blessing.”

Snow began to fall around 9 p.m. in Williamsburg on Wednesday night. The National Weather Service is calling for 3-7 inches through 10 a.m. Thursday.

Usually the shelter is open from 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. but on Thursday the shelter will remain open throughout the day.

The shelter is located at the New Town United Methodist Church, 5209 Monticello Ave.

The shelter closes nightly at 9 p.m and can house a maximum of 25 people.

The shelter reached full capacity on Wednesday night, Willis said.

For more information on the shelter visit, cofm.info.

Jefferson can be reached by phone at 757-790-9313.

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