Salvation army in need of winter weather supplies

Captin Casey with the Salvation Army says the shelter is in need of paper products
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 7:55 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Salvation Army has opened their cold-weather shelter at their building. The shelter is located at 104 Hart Street in Monroe. Captain Casey with the Salvation Army says they can house 20 people there at a time, and they still have room for a few more people.

The cold weather shelter is open 24/7 as long as the weather is under 40 degrees. However, Casey says he has been keeping it open even if the weather does get above 40 degrees.

Casey said he couldn’t be happier with how the shelter is going. He has brought in additional monitors to make sure that the shelter can accommodate everyone. He adds that he is even more thankful for the community and all of their help in ensuring that everyone has a safe, clean, and warm place to lay their head when the weather gets below freezing.

“But as far as the shelter is going, it’s going very well. People know that we’re open and that it is a clean, safe, healthy environment and that everything will be ok were supplying them with all their meals a hot dinner and A hot breakfast and a good lunch also. There should be no reason that someone can not come in from our community or any community for that matter and get a nice good safe place to rest their head,” added Casey cheerfully.

He also says they need toilet paper, paper cups and plates, plastic forks and knives, plastic cereal bowls, and cold-weather clothing like coats, hats, and scarves.

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