2014 In Review // Local: News, Sports Nat'l: News, Sports, Entertainment, Talkers | Top 20 Most Read Stories 

Local

Minneapolis Salvation Army Shelter ‘Crazy Busy’

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. HSSR: Andover Goalie Plays With The Boys
  2. HSSR Highlights: Dec. 26, 2014
  3. Comedian Lizz Winstead Is Home For The Holidays
  4. HSSR: Apple Valley's Tyus Jones Excels At Duke
  5. Royal Courtyard Makes A Triumphant Return At Winter Carnival

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in downtown Minneapolis is packed with people seeking refuge from the extreme cold.

Spokeswoman Annette Bauer calls it “crazy busy” with over 600 people compared with a capacity around 450. When the shelter runs out of beds it sets up cots. When it runs out of cots, people sleep in chairs.

Bauer says Salvation Army shelters in Mankato and St. Cloud are also full.

But meal programs at several Salvation Army community centers were seeing fewer patrons Monday. Bauer says that’s good if it means people are staying put where they’re safe. But she says they worry about what will happen if the weather stays so cold, especially for people who rely on the Salvation Army for their one hot meal of the day.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,579 other followers