Salvation Army opens cold weather shelter

Chattanooga, Tenn.  (WDEF) — The Salvation Army is opening up its cold weather shelter this weekend.

News 12 was there as volunteers set up 50 cots for folks needing a place to stay tonight.

The shelter will also open again at seven Sunday night, since the Community Kitchen is at capacity.

While the Salvation Army provides this service for the homeless, workers say the shelter isn’t included in their budget.

“It does put a strain on our budget, but again, we can’t have the homeless out there without a place to stay. We know that some folks in the community will support us with a donation, or come by and volunteer, so we don’t fret about the small stuff. We know the Lord always provides,” says Major Robert Lyle with the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army relies on volunteers and donations.

It will open up its “As Is” store on Covington Street starting at 9am Monday morning.

The non-profit will be selling household items “as is” to raise money.

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