BOZEMAN — Bozeman city commissioners have approved giving $6,000 to an effort to run a winter warming shelter for the homeless.
The Human Resources Development Council and the Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition raised $18,000 in donations for the shelter.
A cold snap last week prompted the opening of a temporary warming center at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Fairgrounds manager Sue Shockley says the services are minimal — a bed mat or cot, bedding and board games for entertainment. Food has not been served.
Heather Grenier, special projects director for the HRDC, says any city money that isn't needed will be returned. She says the temporary shelter will give the agency time to collect information about what kind of shelter is needed and time to pursue permanent funding.