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Centennial Hospital and Time Capsule Dedication Ceremonies

Community Hospital of San Bernardino (CHSB) will wrap up its centennial year with two dedication ceremonies this Saturday.

The festivities take place in the hospital’s front lobby and begin at 10:00 a.m. with an official dedication marking the hospital’s centennial by the Native Sons of California. This dedication will include a presentation of the colors by the ROTC Cadets from California State University of San Bernardino. In addition, the national anthem will be sung by the hospital’s very own Sandee Zschomler, Vice President, Foundation. After the hospital dedication, the centennial time capsule will be dedicated.

Guests will then be invited into the hospital’s Arrowhead Room for a recept ion and an opportunity to view the contents of the time capsule, which is designated to be opened in 2030.

What: Centennial Hospital and Time Capsule Dedication When: Saturday, November 6th, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Front Lobby of the Hospital

1805 Medical Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92411 Recept ion immediately following the ceremony in the hospital’s Arrowhead Room.

Cold Weather Brings New Shelter Option For Single Men, Women

Late October’s cooler, rainy weather gave homeless men and women a new shelter option for the fall and winter months.

The Salvation Army has opened its cold weather shelter, which operates within the Hospitality House, 925 W. Tenth Street, San Bernardino.

“The cold weather shelter is to give men and women a place to stay when it’s rainy and cold,” said Roosevelt Carroll, director of Hospitality House. “Some recent nights, it has been below 46 degrees, and it gets even colder in winter. We expect to keep the cold weather shelter open until April, when the weather is consistently warm again.”

Up to 28 men can stay; they will be sleeping on mats in the dining room. Between nine and 15 women can stay; they will be given a bed in one of the bedrooms for the night.

“We will keep three rooms, with three beds apiece, open for single women who want to stay in the cold weather shelter,” Carroll said. “Nine women can stay in those rooms, and if we have another room or two available when they’re not needed by the family shelter, three to six more women can stay in them.”

People who want to stay at the cold weather shelter should check in at 7 p.m. on weekdays, or 8:30 p.m. on weekends. Dinner is not served to cold weather shelter guests, but breakfast is.

“For dinner, they can attend our community dinners at 4:45 p.m. each night in the Headquarters Building at 746 W. Fifth Street,” Carroll said Women, whether single or married, also have the option of staying at The Salvation Army for up to three months until they find permanent housing, as a resident of its year-round emergency family shelter. The Salvation Army provides assistance in these women’s efforts to create a more stable housing situation for themselves and their families.

Only the family shelter accepts chi ldren. Families enrolled in family shelter’s program each are assigned to a bedroom, where they can keep their belongings during the day, and have privacy at night.

For local help, call (909) 888- 1336.

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