WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Overnight shelter opening tonight

11:59 AM: Temperatures are dropping back to the seasonably chilly range, so if you know or see someone who needs a place to get out of the cold, Keith Hughes just let us know that he plans to open the Westside Neighbors Shelter for overnight stays tonight and tomorrow night. That’s the shelter in the West Seattle Veteran Center/American Legion Post 160 building (3618 SW Alaska). Its hours are on the shelter’s website. (That’s also where you’ll find word of a Veterans Day event dedicating a Peace Pole at the building, as well as a benefit concert at Kenyon Hall on December 2 to raise money to keep this donation-and-volunteer-powered shelter running.)

3:23 PM: We asked Keith if the shelter is in immediate need of any particular donated items. Yes – stocking caps and cotton gloves.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Overnight shelter opening tonight"

  • Problem Solver November 8, 2023 (12:53 pm)

    First Seattle complains about having “too many homeless people”, then they do everything they can to prevent that number from going down.  Make up your mind.

    • josh November 8, 2023 (2:38 pm)

      Tell me you arent actually from around here without telling me you are actually from here.Anyone who besmirches Keith and his exemplary humanness ought to be banished from this forum

    • Brian November 8, 2023 (2:44 pm)

      I think almost everyone who read this comment is utterly confused as to what you’re even talking about. 

    • PotKettleBlack November 8, 2023 (3:06 pm)

      You’ve hit the nail on the head. The people complaining about things like crime, gun violence, and homelessness are the same people who cause it. Then they run for office on platforms promising to solve the issues they’ve created. Just look at how much the counties surrounding ours budget toward homeless services. Ask yourself why we have the phrase “mass-shooting” when “Republican backed terror attack” works just fine.

    • THISCOMMUNITYHATES November 9, 2023 (3:42 am)

      Look everyone! This guy’s solution to homelessness is to just let ’em freeze to death! How original and insightful. Please, I’d love to know how I can vote you into public office :)

  • Nora November 8, 2023 (4:46 pm)

    these comment sections feel AI generated sometimes, i swear to god. Thank you for all you do , WSB ! despite all of the mindless vitriol you put up with.

  • It’s okay to help November 8, 2023 (6:12 pm)

    Not sure what’s going on in the very odd thread above, but thank you for sharing this, WSB. I didn’t realize this was a privately funded and volunteer-run thing. I’ve got way too many beanies stacked up, so will drop off a couple. 

  • Be Kind November 9, 2023 (8:15 am)

    Keith is an amazing and kind-hearted person that goes above and beyond to help the unhoused stay warm and looked after. Please leave the negativity elsewhere. 

  • Scarlett November 10, 2023 (4:05 pm)

    You know, you can still have compassion even if you dont agree with how homelessness is being addressed by the city or your neighbors.  I’m not naive as to what is going on on the streets or in some of the camps, but I’m not going to deny a cold person a hat or gloves in freezing weather, especially when I’ve got extras sitting unused in the closet.  Haven’t you ever been miserably painfully cold? Forgot what being human feels like?  Good lord.  It’s just a beanie.  

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