The Salvation Army of Fort McMurray announced they will extend their services to 24 hours until March 15.
Major Steve Hibbs said that during the recent cold snap, the shelters extended their hours so the homeless community could “have warm meals and a safe place to sleep.”
“On these cold winter days and nights, we have a responsibility to ensure members of our homeless community have somewhere warm to go.”
Staff will review the plan at the end of every week. Hibbs adds the shelters are in need of mitts and gloves, in particular for the men.
“It has been a pleasure being open these extended hours. Not only does it offer a haven for members of our marginalized and vulnerable community, it also gives us additional opportunity to sit and talk with them so they know there are people here who care about them.”
The men’s emergency shelter and the Out Of The Cold Mat Program wet shelter are located at 9919 Macdonald Ave.