The Salvation Army in Jacksonville is watching the oncoming cold front and will open its cold night shelter at 900 W. Adams St. at 6:30pm on Saturday, January 13. Based on the forecast, The Salvation Army anticipates that the shelter will be open each evening through Monday night, and possibly beyond. The Salvation Army in Jacksonville opens the cold night shelter when overnight lows dip below 42 degrees, providing protection and relief to homeless men, women, and families who might otherwise be out in the elements all night.
A hot dinner will be served at 6:30pm, as it is at the Center of Hope every night of the year. After dinner guests will be given a safe and warm place to sleep for the night, and breakfast in the morning.
Major Bert Tanner, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida, commented, “We feel strongly that no one in our community should be left out in the cold. It is essential to our mission of meeting human needs to ensure that our homeless friends are safe and warm when the temperatures fall.”
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 149 years in the United States. Nearly 35 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. www.salvationarmynefl.org.
Kelly Belich, Community Relations Coordinator
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Major Bert Tanner, Area Commander