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Pottstown Salvation Army seeks funding for repairs

Pottstown Salvation Army seeks funding for repairs

some of his younger siblings were reportedly injured in the crash that killed his mother. >>wendy davis: an organization that strives to help those down on their luck...now needs your help. >>>rob vaughn: the salvation army in pottstown is trying to raise 115-thousand dollars for repairs to its homeless shelter... and there's still a long way to go... wfmz's jennifer joas has more. 15 for 437 for 6 >>"if i didn't have them, i don't know where i would be." >>amy meacham is a single mom of a seven year old boy. she lost her job of seven years, lost her home and had no where to go. that is until a cris hotline directed her to the salvation army in pottstown. >>"they're so nice and welcoming. it's a very structured place for the children. i really love it here.">>the salvation army in pottstown takes in 11 families at a time, providing each parent with a plan to find a job and a place to live. but all of those families share four bathrooms. bathrooms...that are in desperate need of repair. over the last several years, staff started noticing the aging pipes were leaking. >>"we had to actually close off a shower upstairs that couldn't be used at all because we didn't want it to be leaking down here.">> the situation got so critical that the pottstown salvation army reached out to its headquarters in philadelphia for a loan. the 115-thousand dollar loan covered the renovation of four bathrooms. crews are fixing pipes, expanding a handicapped accessible bathroom, adding bathtubs and adding hand dryers, changing tables and more washers and dryers. >>"we want to give people dignity, we really want to protect their privacy, and we want to keep our little one safe and that is really why we felt we need to move on this." around the clock to complete the work... but the bill still with the help of thunder outreach 25-thousand dollars has been raised. the group is asking the community for more donations...and putting on a free concert on august 29th. it will be at the the arts in pottstown. >>"we encourage everybody to invest in this because the future." >>jennifer joas, 69 news.


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