We are SHELTER STRONG and through the whole month of August we want to help The Salvation Army of Pottstown with their $115,000 fundraising campaign to renovate the Lessig-Booth Family Residence, an emergency homeless shelter serving Montgomery County.
Plus on Saturday Night August 29 , @7 pm, Heaven's Thunder and many area friends are inviting you to join us at The HILL SCHOOL , in the Center for the arts building check out the Facebook link for more info!
You can send your check directly to the Salvation Army in Pottstown and 100% of the donation goes toward the bathroom repairs!
Send to: The Salvation Army
137 King Street
Pottstown, Pa 19464
memo line "Bathroom Repair"
or TEXT to SAPOTTSTOWN and dial 41444
For more details on how you can make a donation to their renovation campaign, please visit their website @ http://pendel.salvationarmy.org/easternpa/pottstown_shelter_campaign
The shelter, which houses 11 families at a time, has experienced unanticipated water damage. This problem, coupled with years of wear and tear, has necessitated new bathrooms and fixtures.
If the physical needs of the existing bathrooms cannot be addressed, operations may be suspended which would result in the Salvation Army being forced to turn away over 200 people a year in need of a safe and warm place to eat and sleep.
Currently there are no bathtubs for mothers to bathe their children, and the renovations would provide for a bathtub on each floor, as well as a changing table and showers that are safe and private. "We are calling this an Emergency Campaign, because ultimately, we are not just renovating our bathrooms, but we are also restoring much deserved dignity for our residents," said Major Frederick Clarke, Commanding Officer, The Salvation Army of Pottstown.
Since 1989, The Salvation Army's Pottstown Lessig-Booth Family Residence has provided 24/7 emergency shelter to more than 1,000 homeless individuals, over 600 of which were children. Each family resides in their own room and is provided with three meals a day, basic necessities, case management, and a safe and secure place to turn their life around. A family's length of stay is relative to their progress in finding permanent housing; however, most families normally stay anywhere between one to three months.
Thank you for your support in advance!