FDL Salvation Army Wrapping Up First Season For Warming Shelter

The Fond du Lac Salvation Army’s warming shelter will be closing for the season on Friday. The Salvation Army this year took over providing a warming shelter for the homeless. The service had previously been provided by the Solutions Center. Salvation Army Captains Steve and Telinda Wilson say the community was very generous in its support. Steve Wilson says they put out a needs list and within two weeks everything was already at their building. Typically they served between 12 to 15 people a night, but Steve Wilson says that nearly doubled one night during a bitterly cold stretch. He says they had 27 people one night. He says that shows there is a need for people who don’t have a place to go at night. The Salvation Army will host a wrap up meeting next Monday night at 6 p.m. at their Fellowship Hall on North Macy Street to discuss the warming shelter’s first season. 

In the photo: First Presbyterian Church was one of several community groups that provided meals for the warming shelter clients.  Church members are pictured along with Marian University students who volunteered at the shelter. Pictured here from left:  Salvation Army Community Resource and Development Director Connie Millard, Marian University Student Olivia Cripe, Denise Clumpner, Marian University Student Tandia Remmenga, Mary Ellen McMeen, Shin Ae Zeigler, Pike Petersen, Cheryl Edwards, Carol Dykstra.