Salvation Army hoping to re-open Muskogee shelter

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 6:10 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- Salvation Army workers in Muskogee are hoping to re-open a shelter that closed two years ago because of a lack of funding.

Salvation Army social worker Angela Lott says the shelter needs extensive repairs including new ceiling tiles, repainting and new windows. Three or four heating and air conditioning units also must be replaced.

Officials say the shelter could house up to about 100 people at a cost of about $10,000 per month.

The shelter closed in June 2004 when it owed more than $100,000 to Salvation Army headquarters, utility companies and local suppliers.