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The Salvation Army in Temple opens men's shelter

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 19:30:17-04

The Salvation Army in Temple announced the opening of the men’s shelter on Tuesday.

Opening on Oct. 10, the 24-bed program will provide single men shelter, daily meals, use of laundry facilities, access to a computer lab and required case management in order to secure long-term income and housing.

“The opening of the Men’s Shelter has been long awaited by the Temple community and we are thrilled to be able to finally open our doors to men in need,” said Lt. Chantel Millin, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army in Temple. “We are grateful to our local supporters and donors, and particularly to our Divisional Headquarters, for its financial support in helping us to not only continue operation of our Women and Family Shelter, but to also permanently open the Men’s Shelter in time for the upcoming winter season.”

The Salvation Army recognizes the importance of community and corporate involvement and the need to generate consistent donations.

A Veterans Affairs contract allows for 15 beds among the men, women and family shelters. The beds are made available to veterans waiting for permanent housing through the VA.

“We are delighted that The Salvation Army will be able to provide a safe and nurturing place for veterans, a group often overlooked in society today. And it is within close proximity to the Veterans Hospital in Temple,” said Lt. Aaron Millin, Commanding Officer at The Salvation Army in Temple. “It is truly an ideal partnership.”

A formal dedication ceremony for the new shelter is set for November in conjunction with the Red Kettle and Angel Tree Kick-Off.

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