The 2016-2017 Code Blue Season has ended. Thank you for all your support!
We are no longer accepting volunteer applications for the 2016-2017 season! Thank you for your willingness to serve!
THANK YOU TO OUR
2016-2017 M25 & CODE BLUE ORGANIZATIONAL SPONSORS:
Century Savings Bank
Voice of Vineland
West Park United Methodist Women
Cumberland Mutual Insurance Group
Greenwich Friends Meeting
Soroptimist International of Cumberland County
Pentecostal Church of God, Vineland
Newfield National Bank
Bethany Grace Community Church, Bridgeton
Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church, Bridgeton
Japanese American Citizen's League - Seabrook Chapter & Seabrook Buddhist Temple
Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union
Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
Gateway Community Action Partnership
CHURCH/CIVIC CLUB/ NON-PROFIT:
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Presby Perennials, Bridgeton
Berean Baptist Church, Bridgeton
Deerfield Presbyterian, Bridgeton
2016-2017 M25 & CODE BLUE INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS:
Lori and Keith Talbot
On the evening of December 9th, 2013, Mr. Hanshaw, a homeless man, suffocated to death becoming trapped in the Salvation Army Clothing Drop while looking for warm clothing and shelter from the cold..."
We resolved to never let this happen again!
The Cumberland County Code Blue program began in Bridgeton, NJ by Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly, Dr. Rob Weinstein, Rev. Ellen Rutherford, and Captains James and Maria Stephenson was created to provide "Warming Centers" as a way for homeless persons in the community to find shelter from frigid overnight temperatures during the cold winter months.
A "Code Blue" is initiated when temperatures are 32 degrees with precipitation or 25 degrees without precipitation. Warming Centers are housed by host churches on a rotating basis from 6 PM to 6 AM. The Code Blue Season runs from November-March.
Since the humble beginnings in the fellowship hall of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Code Blue programs have developed in Vineland and Millville. Vineland's Code Blue program has been ably led by Cathy Gardner, while Millville's leadership team includes Rev. Stephen Harris and Anna Marie. The success of these efforts has been the many volunteers and participating organizations who have donated time, money, and food to this cause. Click here to learn more about the history of Code Blue...