Staying Out of the Cold

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

We visited the Salvation Army in Charlottesville which was almost full, only two open beds remained. For those who made it in the door, they were thankful just to be out of the cold.

Christa McLauren said, “If I wasn't here I'd be on the streets. I’m staying warm thank to the help of the Salvation Army crisis center.

“Right now if I were not at the Salvation Army I'd be in the streets in the cold and I just had a baby. He is two months old and they helped me get a job and have a warm stable place to stay,” said Connie Ryan, who’s sleeping at the Shelter.

There were 53 people staying at the Salvation Army Monday night, January 17th. Another city shelter program called PACEM was at capacity.

If you need shelter during these cold winter days, the Salvation Army shelter is located at 207 Ridge Street or call 434-295-4058.

PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry) a new program serviced by local churches helps people find shelter at night. The PACEM shelter line is 434-465-1392.

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