We need additional help through the holidays and the dangerously cold weather we are experiencing. Consider volunteering.

Winter Emergency Shelter


White Flag (WF) Shelter nights are called when the temperatures are expected to be 35 degrees or below. 


Currently Declared WF Shelter Nights:


Saturday, 18MAR23

Sunday, 19MAR23

Monday 20MAR23


Updated: 16MAR23 |  11:00


Shelter sites operate from 5p-8a unless otherwise noted.

*Centralized Communications Center - 919.834.2611 option 5. *Centralized Communications Center - 919.834.2611 ext 417 or option 5. 


Shelter phone lines operational during shelter hours (delcared dates, 4p-8a)

Shelter Sites


Please call if you have any questions regarding shelter spaces. 


Edenton St. UMC - Bulla Center


301 W Jones St.

Raleigh, North Carolina 27603


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh (UUFR)


3313 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607


Pullen Memorial Baptist Church 

***Monday and Tuesday 3/13 & 3/14 ONLY***



1801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27605


Salvation Army

***Families w/Children***

1863 Capital Blvd,

Raleigh NC




919.726.0727 (call)

Shelter Operations Fund


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Shelter support volunteers help with projects such as food preparation, supply sorting/packaging, set up and breakdown. This service time is typically outside of the shelters operational hours.



Running a shelter requires a lot of resources. See the list of needed items below.

If you would like to help contribute or would like to learn more ways you or your group can get involved, see the DONTATIONS NEEDED section below.


Volunteers are critical to the operations of the shelter and providing these life saving services. If you would like to apply to work with the shelter, please use the link below.


The staff / volunteer portal will allow to access your schedule, see needs, and other important information. 

Want to get involved as a group?


There are many ways that you and your group can assist with the shelter operations. Group activities can be coordinated onsite or offsite. Our Group Coordinator can work with you to assist in planning your project and how your team can help make the shelter possible! 

Some group activities can include:

 - Preparing snack packs

 - Working at the shelter during operational hours or during set up/clean up times

 - Donation Drives

 - Food Drives

 - Many other ways to get involved


Complete the form below if you'd like more information on how your group can get involved.


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Due to space, we are limited to the following donations for the Shelter. If you have other items that you would like to donate, please contact us and we will help find an appropriate home for your donation. 

Items Needed:

1.  Bottled Water (prefer 16.9 FL Oz)

2.  Individually wrapped snacks

3.  Ground Coffee

4.  Winter Socks (wool blend preferred)

5.  Hand and Toe warmers

6.  Winter Gloves

7. Winter headware 

8.  Individually Wrapped Snack Foods


For a complete list of food supply needs, please click on the needs list below. 

Items may be ordered from suppliers and shipped directly to....


St. John's MCC Ministry Center

4 N Blount St.

Raleigh NC 27601

919-834-2611 ext 406919-834-2611 ext 406