MOUNT VERNON — On Wednesday, the Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter opened its doors for the season. A week before the shelter’s opening came the news of current executive director and advocate Heidi Burns’ resignation, announced in a Facebook post on the shelter’s page.

Burns is resigning after being with the shelter over four years, writing in her post that “This was not an easy decision, but the right one for me and my family.”

Her last day at the shelter will be Monday, Nov. 6, Burns confirmed in an interview on Thursday, but she said she would be available during the transition period to assist the shelter in any way she could.


Chelsea Olms: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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