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Code Purple Sussex County Seeks Volunteers

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SEAFORD, Del.- Temperatures continue to drop, meaning the need to help those without a place to call home only grows. Code Purple in Sussex County is getting ready to open several overnight shelters next month and staff is looking for volunteers.

Leaders with Code Purple said it takes about 132 volunteers to fill each night and provide coverage for the season.

Eight shelter sites are opening this year. 

Code Purple Sussex County provides emergency shelter to the homeless.

The shelters are open every night from Dec. 1 to March 15 regardless of the temperatures.

Volunteers are needed for shifts that include intake, dinner, overnight, morning relief, clean-up, transportation, and laundry.

Executive Director Nikki Gonzalez said filling the overnight shift is critical, because the shelters can not stay open without those volunteers.

"Our volunteers get kind of tired when they're the same ones that have to do it over and over and over again, and so we need at least 14 [volunteers] per site for overnight," said Gonzalez.

There are five remaining volunteer training sessions people can attend.

For a full list of training sessions, including dates and locations, click here.

All of the training sessions are from 7-9 p.m.

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