Salvation Army lending helping hand during cold weather

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tonight the Salvation Army will most likely see a full house because of the freezing temperatures.

Social Services Program Director, Kevin Free said the Emergency Shelter saw a slight increase from Monday night’s temperature drop. But when the crowds increase at the shelter, what changes for the staff and volunteers?

“We have staff on duty all the time. We’re prepared for a full house at any given day so I think we’ll be prepared and ready to go,” Free said, “Right now we’re breaking out blankets. We’re looking at how many blankets we have and how many we’ll need and as the weather gets colder we’ll hand out more blankets at night time when they stay over.”

Free said the best impression someone can make on the homeless is lending a helping hand when it’s not needed.

“These people are sleeping under a bridge sometimes, sleeping out in the woods in tents, and when the cold weather hits it’s very important to the Salvation Army to play a part in helping the community.”

Active Listings In Huntsville:

Downtown Rescue Mission

Huntsville, AL 35816
256-536-2441
Faith-based organization that provides emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families. Includes a work and social rehabilitation program, as well as counseling, food, lodging, and other aid. Male and female dorms are available, and separate lodging is available for women with children.
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The Salvation Army Huntsville Emergency Shelter and Lodge

Huntsville, AL 35805
256-536-8876
Emergency shelter for men and women, and temporary shelter for battered women. Shelter opens at 6:30 pm. Last check in at 8:45pm unless prior arrangements made. Complete list of services at the Salvation Army Huntsvile: Homeless Shelter, Homeless Shelter for Men, Homeless Shelter fo
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The Studio Shelter and Services

Huntsville, AL 35801
256-489-8088
Provides services to transient, homeless, or traveling youths aged about 12 to 21. Services include access to shelter, showers, laundry, food, clothing, phone/email, dental/medical referrals, “street survival” kits, job training and referral, and tutoring/mentoring to help clients improve living ski
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New Futures Family Lodge Huntsville

Huntsville, AL 35806
800-365-3553
New Futures operates the Marilyn Mabry Family Lodge which features an eight bedroom facility with bathrooms and a shared kitchen, living room, ect. Food pantry items are available to help families supplement any assistance they receive.Families are allowed to prepare their own meals and return
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Salvation Army Center of Hope Decatur

Decatur, AL 35601
24.04 miles from city center Huntsville
256-353-2822
The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, located at 114 14th St SW, Decatur, Alabama, provides emergency shelter to men and women, with a total of 10 female beds and 12 male beds. At the Center of Hope, men and women receive meals, bathing facilities, personal care items and a bunk to sleep in.A s
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