As the smoke continues to fill the Seattle skies, King County has repurposed one of its Assessment and Recovery Centers (AC/RCs) to serve as a temporary emergency shelter.
Located at 1045 6th Avenue South in SoDo, the smoke relief shelter is projected to stay open until Wednesday, September 16.
According to King County Officials, King County and Salvation Army staff are currently welcoming as many guests into the shelter as possible. Currently, around 100 people have checked into the SoDo relief shelter.
“The continuing poor air quality poses a health risk to every resident in King County, but particularly to those who do not have a home where they can get relief,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine in a press release. “We are fortunate that we have a space we could quickly repurpose, and staff willing to step forward to provide this critical service to our neighbors experiencing homelessness.”