Salvation Army shelter to reopen this weekend

Salvation Army shelter to reopen this weekend
Fire at Salvation Army in Downtown Augusta (Source: Destiney Burt)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Last Friday night, people staying at the Salvation Army Center of Hope were displaced when a fire caused the center to be evacuated. Now, the organization says the shelter should be reopened within a few days.

The fire was mostly isolated to the building’s electrical panel. According to the Salvation Army, the wiring in the building is salvageable. A new electrical box came in Tuesday and is being installed. The building also had some smoke and water damage, but Servpro will be coming in Friday for cleanup.

Everything should be installed by this weekend and then we have to get the building ready, get things in order for people to come back in and we should be ready to rock and roll in full swing next week as long as everything keeps tracking the way it is.
Captain Philip Canning, Kroc Center

Kroc Center will be where those in need of a place to sleep will stay until the Center of Hope reopens. The Kroc Center is still in need of donations: money, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, women’s hygiene products, new towels, laundry pods, disposable food containers, brown bags, sandwich bags, plastic ware, napkins, coffee, creamer, sugar, foam cups and water.

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