The Salvation Army in Princeton is now a warming station, hoping to nurture families during the freezing weather conditions.
“If you haven’t figured it out, it’s pretty cold outside,” said Lieutenant Dennis Smith, with the Salvation Army of Princeton. “Regardless of the situation in anyone’s life, no matter the lifestyle or what they’ve done, no one deserves to die in this kind of weather.”
Lieutenant Smith says the long term goal for the Salvation Army is to house an overnight cold weather shelter but first, they need more volunteers.
“It would require a few things like staying up all night,” said Lieutenant Smith. “I know that gets hard but it’s for the betterment of our community.”
The Salvation Army is able to provide a meal for people when they come in for a warm space and it could be your $5 donation at a Grants Supermarket location that helped the organization to do it.
“What people don’t know is that when you give in November, it’s the gift that keeps on giving,” said Vain Colby, floating manager for Grants Supermarket.
Grants began it’s “20 Days of Giving”, exactly 20 days before Thanksgiving. You could purchase food bags for $5, then Grants donates those bags to a food pantry to feed families in need of a meal, which includes, the Salvation Army in Princeton.
“When people come in, all they’ll have to do is take one of these dinners, put it in our microwave and they’ll be able to heat up their own food,” said Lieutenant Smith.
As of now, the warming station is expected to stay open until the early evenings.
For more information about the warming station, contact Lieutenant Smith at 404-790-2350.