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Should the need arrise, the Salvation Army on Park Avenue will serve as a shelter.
What to Bring to a Shelter
Can You Really Prepare for Life in a Shelter?
- A cot is usually provided, but you can bring your own, which you can choose yourself.
- You can bring bedding for your special cot as well as good pillows.
- Pack a nice towel and small versions of favorite toiletries, brush/comb, toothbrush, etc.
- If you have special dietary needs or follow a certain diet (gluten-free, Kosher, etc), you need to bring your own food. They may not be able to accommodate your needs.
- Pack a small security container that has a way to attach to something solid, to keep your wallet, meds, etc. Theft is sometimes a problem in shelters.
- Throw in a couple of paperback books, cards, puzzles, or toys for the kids to pass the time.
- Invest in extra phone and tablet chargers, an extension cord, and a multi-plug adapter. Outlets are few!
- Pajamas are a must, even if you don’t wear them at home. A robe might be a good idea, too.
- Pack earplugs and an eye-shade if you have difficulty sleeping.
- Anything else in your daily routine you or your family members would miss, such as coffee or tea.