SPOKANE, Wash. -- A local men’s shelter almost closed because there was not enough money to keep it running.
The director of Truth Ministries said the shelter will remain open through October thanks to donations.
The shelter was going to close October 3. Donations poured in after people found out about the shelter’s situation. The donations along with fundraisers raised $5,000. Truth Ministries also gained five more sponsors.
“To the people who volunteer, I’m thankful,” said Robert Pashon, who has been staying at Truth Ministries, “To the people who donate, I’m thankful.”
Truth Ministries Director, Marty McKinney said this is still not enough money to keep the place running. He said it will take another $3,000 in sponsorships each month to keep the doors open all year.
This means about 50 men will have a place to sleep for just a few more weeks.
“I’m happy they’re staying open. There are 49 other guys that are really happy,” said Pashon.
The shelter director said there are about 1,000 homeless people in Spokane and only 400 beds for them in the area.