THANK YOU TO OUR
2015-2016 CODE BLUE ORGANIZATIONAL SPONSORS:
Tri City H.O.P.E.
Century Savings Bank
Let's Do Linens
Parish of the Holy Cross
Cumberland Mutual Insurance Group
Inspira Health Network
Bethany Grace Community Church
Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union
West Park United Methodist Women
Thunderbolt Area Federal Credit Union
Mariana C. Elwell, DDS, FAGD, PC
CompleteCare Health Network
Dr. Ingrid Warmuth Skin Care Center
Absolute Health & Fitness, LLC
Newfield National Bank
Greenwich Friends Meeting
Christ the Good Shepherd Parish
Seabrook JACL & Buddhist Temple
Gateway Community Action Partnership
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..."
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 Renee Brecht. 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...
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