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Salvation Army shelter opens for women and children during cold weather

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte Center of Hope shelter has implemented its cold weather policy.

The cold weather policy ensures homeless women and children in the community are out of the cold.

During extreme weather, the shelter will admit all women and children who seek shelter. Provisions are made for residents to remain indoors during the day.

The shelter is usually closed during the day except for meals, appointments, and classes.

"The homeless are some of the most vulnerable in our community, especially in extreme weather. Our goal is to make sure that any woman or child who needs a safe, warm place out of the cold finds it at The Salvation Army," said Major Bobby Lancaster, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte.

"The Salvation Army has a long‐standing history of providing comfort to people in their time
of greatest need."

The Salvation Army Center of Hope is asking the community for blankets and sheets, new or gently used, to help with the additional people seeking shelter.

Donations may be delivered to The Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter, 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Additionally, The Salvation Army Family Stores are offering 25% off of all winter coats through next Monday. The Family Stores, with 5 locations in the Charlotte area, support the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), a recovery program for men struggling to overcome substance abuse. Since 1950, the 117‐bed residential facility has helped thousands of men break the chains of addiction.

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