Salvation Army Asks For Help to House Homeless During Freezing Nights

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 8:23am

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:15am

The Salvation Army is asking for donations to open their doors to El Paso's homeless during this winter season.

The Salvation Army said when temperatures dip to freezing, their shelter sees an extra 50 to 75 homeless El Pasoans looking for a warm bed.  They are forced to open the emergency shelter, which requires additional donations.

You can contact the Salvation Army if you'd like to volunteer to ring bells at the donation kettles this holiday season.

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

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OK so they need donations, I get that. Shelters for the homeless are always in a constant need for donations but what I would appreciate from the Salvation Army and this story is a clear explanation of what is needed or will be incurred by the opening of the emergency shelter. The very name says that it should be ready at a moments notice(?).

I support my community and those in need but NEVER EVER SUPPORT THE SALVATION ARMY who use the banner of providers to needy and infact use the public donations to fuel their administration. I sat thru the bell ringers orientation and was not hired because I spoke up that the very people they need to ring the bells are not getting paid until Dec. 24 saturday at 8pm and could not use their compensation for Christmas as everything closed. Same Salvation posts notice no showers offered to public!!

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