Homeless shelter needs donations

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

LONDON, Ky (WYMT) - Donations at one local homeless shelter have been down recently.

The Christian Shelter for the Homeless in London runs almost completely on donations from churches, businesses and individuals in the community, and now they are asking for help.

"I don't know where we would be," said Joseph Hall who has been living at the homeless shelter for about one month.

"If it hadn't been for this place, we would have really fell down. And they have really helped us a lot."

The shelter's goal is to help people get back on their feet.

"If someone is willing and making an effort to better their situation, they can stay here for up to three months to save money," said Director Lance Marzula.

He says they are seeing a drop in donations which he says are their main source of funding.

"People are still supporting us. We don't really know what the problem is. I attribute it to the economy," said Marzula.

"Without those donations, the shelter says they may have to close their doors which is something he says he never wants to see especially since he's been in their shoes.

"I've experienced homelessness before in my lifetime, and it's a very scary thing. And if you don't have a support system and family or friends in the area, it can be difficult," said Marzula.

The shelter has adopted a program called "100 for 100" where they are asking 100 people, businesses, churches and organizations to pledge $100 a month for one year.

If you are interested in donating, you can call the shelter at 606-330-0785.

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