Sierra Roots Weather Shelter Announcement

Winter Season 2019-2020 Training Sessions Schedule and Information

This year, all volunteers for the Sierra Roots Weather Shelter must attend a training session. This includes both new and experienced shelter volunteers. Two training sessions are planned.  Please plan on attending one of them.

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter archive photo

Sierra Roots Weather Shelter archive photo

DATES:   October 12 OR 26

TIMES: Training Session for Monitors 10 AM to 12 PM. Training Session for Community Liaisons 1 PM to 2 PM. (Both dates.)

PLACE: Nevada City Veterans Hall - 415 North Pine St.,  Nevada City

If you are new to Sierra Roots and want a volunteer opportunity with chronically homeless people, please consider joining our wonderful team of locals and neighbors who participate together with the homeless community to create a safe place indoors during extreme weather events.  For more info, click here for our listing on the 211 Connecting Point Volunteer Hub.

The Sierra Roots Weather Shelter will be open during extreme weather events by the Sierra Roots Weather Shelter Collaboration, which consists of Sierra Roots, Nevada County, and Nevada City.


Sierra Roots serves the chronically homeless people of Nevada County, California, many of whom have been homeless for years & have severe disabilities such as mental illness, substance abuse disorder, and chronic health problems. These are among the most vulnerable people in our society and they are among the most costly to our community, requiring a disproportionate amount of public health and public health services.

Sierra Roots, in partnership with the public, philanthropic, non-profit & private sector stakeholders, addresses this urgent issue by improving the quality of life in the local community, and serving the chronically homeless & others in need.

Please consider donating to Sierra Roots today, by clicking on the link below and give the amount that is right for you. We thank you for supporting our homeless friends, who depend on your donations for the comforts of life. We have set an ambitious goal of raising $70,000 to cover all our expenses in 2019. Thanks so much!

2019 Operational Budget Goal is $70,000


As of June 30, our  income for 2019 was $51,146, including $8,985 of income from our May 29 Community Builder Dinner. 

Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to our supporters for your generous donations of money and volunteer time for the mission of Sierra Roots!

Fundraising Thermometer by Susie Nelson as a gift to Sierra Roots

Please use DonorPerfect and consider paying the fees for the donation after you set up your donation. Both PayPal and DonorPerfect charge a 3% fee for web donations. Would you consider a monthly gift of any level?

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