The Lincoln city Warming Shelter has received a $2,500 donation from Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic organizer John Forse.

The money is from the Rudi Schulte Family Foundation, one of the surf event's longtime sponsors. The check comes after Forse said Rudi Schulte heard that the Warming Shelter was going through a funding crunch with winter just weeks away.

"We are hugely grateful to the Rudi Schulte Family Foundation for this extremely generous donation," Alexander said. "These funds will help us fulfill our mission of offering shelter and basic services to our neighbors who need it most."