Salvation Army Warming Shelter Open; Volunteers Still Needed to Provide Meals

The Salvation Army’s Warming Shelter in Fond du Lac has
been open since the beginning of the month, and has already seen a number of
people using its services during the early onset of snow and cold temperatures.
Social Services Director Ron Jacobson tells us they have had about 20 people
staying at the shelter so far, which is about half of its capacity. The shelter
provides a meal, and a place to stay for the night, along with a place to do
laundry and other services.

Jacobson says there are still openings for people or
community groups who want to provide a meal for people at the shelter. “If you’d
like to bring a meal in – at the moment we’re planning for about 20 to 25
people – just give us a call at 923-8220,” Jacobson said. “We’ll talk with you
about what dates are available, we’ll put your name and number down, and then
roughly a week or so out from your date we will give you a call to let you know
how many people we have been seeing and what we expect.”

The meal can consist of a main dish, any appropriate
sides – a beverage and even a dessert.

The shelter is open every night through April 1st,
and served 144 adults last year.