WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: American Legion Post 160 available for anyone who needs a place to stay warm

(WSB photos)

With no official city “warming center” in West Seattle so far, despite this week’s below-normal temperatures, American Legion Post 160 has stepped up to fill a void. Says Post 160 commander Keith Hughes, “We don’t have cots, blankets, or pillows, but we have a warm, dry building with restroom and coffee. We will stay open 24 hours if the need is here.”

Post 160 is at 3618 SW Alaska in The Triangle (here’s a map). They want to circulate the word as widely as possible, so: “Please ask your churches and other social organization to post a notice on their doors. If you see people on benches, in doorways, etc. please stop and tell them we are open for them.”

23 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: American Legion Post 160 available for anyone who needs a place to stay warm"

  • ACG January 13, 2020 (2:33 pm)

    Thank you. That is such a blessing for anyone who is cold outside. 

  • Seriously? January 13, 2020 (2:57 pm)

    Thank you for your kindness.

  • sgs January 13, 2020 (2:59 pm)

    Thank you for doing this.  If you need any support or volunteers, please update this story.  What a blessing!

  • Michelle January 13, 2020 (3:22 pm)

    Thank you for providing this service to folks in need. Do you need any donations of blankets, gloves, water etc.?

  • ET January 13, 2020 (3:27 pm)

    Thank you.

  • WSOwl January 13, 2020 (3:34 pm)

    Thank you for helping our community!

  • Jennie January 13, 2020 (3:53 pm)

    Thank you!!

  • Marian Carlson-Ranum January 13, 2020 (4:38 pm)

    Thank you!

  • Sarah January 13, 2020 (4:47 pm)

    That’s wonderful! In need of any donations? Coffee, hot chocolate mix, etc?

  • Byron January 13, 2020 (4:50 pm)

    While not in West Seattle, the Burien Severe Weather Shelter has put out a call for volunteer assistance. Please see below for information:https://sites.google.com/view/buriencoldweathershelter/home

  • Melly Mel January 13, 2020 (6:48 pm)

    Amazing! 

  • Just a dude January 13, 2020 (7:19 pm)

    That’s so wonderful to read, thank you for opening your doors for those that need somewhere to go.

  • m January 13, 2020 (7:26 pm)

    Thank you for stepping in to fill a need in our community!

  • Also John January 13, 2020 (8:18 pm)

    Your offer could safe a life….thx

  • Tracy January 13, 2020 (8:33 pm)

    West Seattle residents are thankful for your offer to provide a warm-up place for those who don’t have shelter.  If you have the ability to accept donations, please let us know.  

  • LKT January 14, 2020 (8:45 am)

    Thank you for your kindness.

  • Sue Luke January 14, 2020 (11:47 am)

    How very wonderful of the Legion folks! Thank you for being so kind.

  • Don Humble January 14, 2020 (1:18 pm)

    What a gracious offer! You folks are great!

  • Deb January 14, 2020 (1:53 pm)

    Thank you Keith and American Legion Post #160 for always helping the West Seattle community. 

  • RJB January 14, 2020 (3:25 pm)

    Thank-you, are you opening again this evening? Would love to bring some blankets, gloves, coats, whatever is needed!

    • WSB January 14, 2020 (4:05 pm)

      I still have not received a reply to my question on what’s needed if anything.

      • WSB January 14, 2020 (4:23 pm)

        Update – We called & talked with commander Keith Hughes. What they most need, he says, is cots so people who are resting don’t have to be on the floor – camping-type cots, for example.

  • Susana January 15, 2020 (12:31 pm)

    Thank you. As a long-time West Seattle resident I am really proud of you – my neighbors – for doing this.

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