SEASIDE — The newly formed Community Outreach Emergency Shelter will host a Fundraising Training Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A in Seaside.

Mary Herche from Seattle, a part-time resident of Seaside, is a trainer in the Northwest who assists not-for-profit organizations understand the art and science of fundraising.

This 2 1/2 hour training is open to the public, and is free. Representatives of not-for-profits are encouraged to attend. There will be a broad range of organizations represented from Clatsop County as well as North Tillamook County.

The Community Outreach Emergency Shelter has recently formed a board of directors who are overseeing the work of the shelter, which started under the auspices of Helping Hands Re-Entry program, led by Executive Director Alan Evans.

With the new board in place, fundraising activities are underway to underwrite the $3,500 per month operational budget of the shelter.