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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2013
The Salvation Army will not turn anyone away during inclement weather

Houston, Texas – With the inclement weather rolling in this week, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command announces it will not turn anyone away who is seeking refuge from the cold weather at one of its shelters in the Greater Houston region.

Facilities, including the Harbor Light Center, are already preparing to serve a higher number of local individuals who may seek shelter from the low temperatures this week. All individuals who spend the night at a Salvation Army shelter are offered warm meals, a warm place to sleep, and access to information about additional resources available to them through The Salvation Army.

The 124-year-old nonprofit organization depends on the contributions of individual donors and corporations to operate various programs and services, including its shelters.

Who: The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command

What: Opening its doors to all during inclement weather

When: As long as the cold weather persists

Where: Harbor Light Center, 2407 North Main, 77009

Why: To provide shelter from the cold weather for those individuals who might not have anywhere to spend the night.

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In this community since 1889, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, shelter, disaster relief, counseling, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. Each year over 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army. About 88.4 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support those services in Houston and at close to 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmyhouston.org.