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WATTS Unveils New “Cooling Center” in Winchester to Help Homeless Beat the Heat

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Robyn Miller, Executive Director of the Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter, commonly known as WATTS. To tackle the challenges faced
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WATTS walk to help Winchester area’s homeless population

It’s winter. You go outside, you get cold, you come inside, you get warm. Simple, right? Not if you’re homeless. In the winter, many homeless people go out in the
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WATTS expands mission to help the homeless, unveils new logo

The Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) organization has expanded its mission to further help people experiencing homelessness in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. At its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, the
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Homelessness is a Problem in Winchester, Frederick County & Clarke County

The WATTS program is driven by our mission to offer a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals in the Winchester, VA region during the cold weather months. Direct program
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Crisis Averted – WATTS ready to shelter the homeless amid pandemic

After being cleared of yard sale items, this room in the basement of the vacant First United Methodist Church building will be the home of the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal
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United Way

Watts Receives Grant From United Way NSV For $10,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robyn Miller, WATTS, Executive, 540-514-7128 Winchester, Virginia (5/20/20) – WATTS is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the United Way of Northern
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Businessman gives WATTS $50,000 donation toward new shelter

J.J. Smith, at center, has pledged $50,000 for every $100,000 raised by organizers of the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) program to help finance a permanent home. He recently
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Former WATTS clients pay it forward

Wayne Daniels and his girlfriend, Cherie Donivan, donated $1,000 to the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) on Wednesday night at Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester. They were homeless for
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A night of music to benefit WATTS

WINCHESTER — Enjoy an evening of live music and help out a local nonprofit during the Music with a Mission concert on Thursday night. Four bands will play to help
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New WATTS executive director continues to seek permanent location

Robyn Miller, the new interim executive director of WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter) Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star WINCHESTER — Robyn Miller, interim executive director for the Winchester
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Schottelkorb’s compassion, leadership celebrated at WATTS fundraiser

A portrait of Marion Schottelkorb and her husband, George, was displayed as part of a tribute to her at Saturday night’s fundraiser for Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) at
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Longtime WATTS leader Marion Schottelkorb dies

WINCHESTER — Marion Schottelkorb, longtime executive director of Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS), died Saturday at her home, surrounded by family and close friends. She was 72. She had
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The Wizard of Oz Fundraiser

Join the gang from the Wizard of Oz at this year’s annual fundraiser on August 10 at the West Oaks Farm Market & Event Center from 7 – 10 pm.
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The Marion Schottelkorb Volunteer of the Year Award

Celebrating the Heart to Serve Do you know a volunteer who has given their heart to our homeless? WATTS is powered by volunteers, and each year we celebrate a volunteer
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WATTS 10th Anniversary Celebration

A collection of highlighted images from the 10th anniversary celebration of the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter by Krista and Jerry Photography.
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Meet Our Amazing Bus Czar – Graham Taylor

So where to begin telling you about this gracious, giving man? Graham has a long history of working with the homeless. He says, “helping with the homeless effort is in
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Hi, I am Marion Schottelkorb Executive Director of WATTS – So folks often ask me – “how did you get involved with WATTS?” The answer is easy – nine years
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Just $10 a month can change the life of someone experiencing homelessness in Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke County.