Updated: Mar 24
Bentley Memorial Library's "Oh So Cozy Blanket Drive" ended at just the right time! A cold snap is predicted this week, which will put the state into Cold Weather Protocol.
Cornerstone was thrilled to be the recipient of 41 blankets from this Blanket Drive. The blankets will be distributed to our shelter residents and others in need throughout our community.
Thank you Bolton Memorial Library for collecting and donating all of these beautiful blankets to Cornerstone.
“𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕨𝕖 𝕘𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕖𝕣𝕗𝕦𝕝𝕝𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕖𝕡𝕥 𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕗𝕦𝕝𝕝𝕪, 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕓𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕕.” ― 𝕄𝕒𝕪𝕒 𝔸𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕦
What is Cold Weather Protocol?
When temperatures are anticipated to be extremely cold, the Governor's office in consultation with state emergency management officials may chose to activate Connecticut's Severe Cold Weather Protocol. The Severe Cold Weather Protocol directs staff from the state’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), and the Department of Housing (DOH) to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable populations are protected from the severe cold weather. This protocol enables anyone in need to receive protection from extreme cold weather by initiating a series of procedures to ensure that shelters are available and transportation is provided to help bring people indoors.
You can learn more here: https://portal.ct.gov/DEMHS/Emergency-Management/Resources-For-Individuals/Winter-Weather-Awareness/Cold-Weather-Protocol