This past week, Bartlett Housing Solutions suffered a huge setback as our Triage Shelter was hit by a severe storm microburst and now has extensive damage to the roof and facility. Last year, we relocated our Triage Shelter to Hazel’s House of Hope, previously the Ramada Inn, to better serve our homeless community. The triage shelter provides support and services to some of our most vulnerable individuals facing homelessness, and serves as their first step towards help, assistance and recovery. We are extremely grateful that no one was physically injured during the storm.
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Our entire Bartlett team is working diligently to continue to support our clients to the best of our ability. However, at this time, our Triage Shelter will be closed until further notice. Our existing clients will continue to be served through our facility located on West Run Road.
But now we need your help! The damage has forced us to find additional means and resources for serving our homeless community, which is currently averaging $1,000/night to house those displaced by the storm. We are determined to continue our mission of taking care of our residents, but only have limited resources.
We are asking for donations to help us continue to serve and assist our homeless community, who are already facing a number of challenges and obstacles. We ask you to please give what you can, share our request with anyone you know who might be able to help, either through direct giving or sharing on social media.
We are so grateful for any way you can help.
From all of us at Bartlett Housing Solutions, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the first responders who arrived at the shelter to provide assistance including our firefighters, paramedics and police officers. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Monongalia County Board of Education for providing a bus to assist in transporting our residents to our temporary housing, as well as The Salvation Army and Community Kitchen for their ongoing assistance in preparing hot meals that we can deliver to our clients. We would also like to share our appreciation for Morgantown’s Deputy Mayor Danielle Trumble and Tom Bloom for their immediate response and assistance.
We would also like to acknowledge and say thank you to Community Kitchen, Pantry Plus More, The Salvation Army and numerous community members for preparing hot meals, donating food and supplies for our clients that were displaced from our Triage Shelter.
Our team has been working non-stop to help deliver all of the items to our clients, who appreciate the generosity more than we can describe. We cannot thank our community enough for those that have stepped up to help in so many ways.