Salvation Army Re-Opens Their Doors for Lodging

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

The Salvation Army is once again ready to take in those who need a place to stay.

The center completed renovations to their building costing around $27,000. 

Nearly half of that total was used to provide new bed frames, new mattresses and even new linens to combat a bed bug problem.

Other work done to the building included a new drywall to get rid of mold and part of the roof was replaced after heavy rainfall back in September caused it to cave in. 

Lieutenant Stephen Correira said while the economy has slightly impacted donations, the demand for their services keeps going up.

Correira said the organization will continue to make more renovations as necessary including a new commercial washer and dryer.

The United Way is also giving the Salvation Army a $10,000 grant, and with that money, they plan on renovating their kitchen to better serve the community.