Salvation Army to open 24-hour emergency shelter

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The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama will be opening their doors at 3 p.m. Monday, January 27 as a 24-hour emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children during these extreme cold temperatures.

The Salvation Army will stay open as a 24-hour emergency shelter through Thursday morning. they will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner – as well as coffee and water – to anyone coming in from the cold.

Less than three weeks ago, The Salvation Army had opened as a 24-hour emergency shelter due to cold weather, averaging about 120-130 people staying with us each night. They expect even more during this severe weather stretch as forecasters are predicting more rain, sleet and even snow. the Salvation Army is prepared to take women and children during this emergency operation.

If anyone in the community is interested in helping The Salvation Army, they could use donations of hot chocolate, coffee, water and food to help us feed the extra meals. Donations of blankets and warm clothing will be given out to those in need. And monetary donations are always welcome to help them keep the heat running and the lights on.

The Salvation Army’s shelter is located at 1009 Dauphin Street.

In addition to the emergency shelter operations, The Salvation Army is preparing two canteens in case they may need to be deployed. If there are serious power outages, or other emergencies, they will provide coffee, hot chocolate and warm meals to the affected areas.

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