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Homeless shelter has less than one month to raise thousands of dollars

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

With winter approaching, officials at one Perry County homeless shelter have a limited amount of time to raise money to help keep the shelter's doors open.

The Corner Haven homeless shelter in Hazard needs $50,000 to operate full-time during the winter.

Every night, the shelter hosts up to 20 people who are without a permanent place to live.

An anonymous donor recently pledged to match every donation the shelter receives dollar for dollar.

The shelter is now challenging the community to step up and donate.

“I have been amazed and humbled by the response, we so far have received $5,600 in hand, we also have $21,800 in pledges over the next 6 months,” said Adrienne Bush, the shelter’s Interim Executive Director.

But the shelter still needs more money; $25,000 more to be exact.

The $50,000 would go towards hiring temporarily employees so the shelter offer full services 24-7 during the winter months.

Right now the shelter opens at 7:30 PM and closes at 7:30 AM.

Folks at the shelter say they hope to keep the momentum going and hope to meet the $50,000 mark by November first.

The People's Bank in Hazard has an account set up for donations to the Corner Haven homeless shelter if you would like to donate.

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