Salvation Army to Build Permanent Shelter for Homeless

The Gulf Coast Salvation Army is building a permanent shelter to serve homeless families and single men and women in Gulfport.

More than to just provide a shelter for the homeless to escape the cold, this Center of Hope facility will allow residents to stay up to two years. The Salvation Army raised the roughly $3.3 million needed for construction and they hope to begin building within the next year.

Laura Bianco, Public Relations Director for the Salvation Army, says, “We want someone to have a place to call home rather than a tent or a street. We want them to have a roof over their head and somewhere where they can be warm and comfy all of the time.”

The Center of Hope will be located on 24th Avenue in the same location where the Salvation Army began providing services to the Gulfport community in 1926.

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