Salvation Army Cold Weather shelters open until January 12th
The Salvation Army’s cold weather shelters are open through the night of January 12th.
This includes the Salvation Army Gulfport Outreach Center on 22nd Street in Gulfport and the Pascagoula Corp and Social Services center on Nathan Hale Avenue in Pascagoula.
These shelters are open when it is 35 degrees outside or 40 degrees with inclement weather.
Space is assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Area Commander Major Bradley Caldwell said, “We are grateful for the chance to make a difference in people’s lives in the very vulnerable conditions that they face. We have people that come here that have a job, that have work, they just haven’t found a home yet. It’s not just the people sitting on a bench that show up at our door. There are various circumstances that lead people here.”
The Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers to watch over the shelters when they are active.
They’re able to provide resources like these to our six coastal counties through the donations they receive.
Their biggest donation drive is the Red Kettle Campaign. This year they’re more than $60,000 under their set goal.
To donate your time or money visit salvationarmyalm.org/msgulfcoast.