For a time this year, as the coronavirus outbreak forced many social service agencies into temporary hiatus, The Salvation Army Center of Hope was the only open homeless shelter in Savannah, Georgia.
The city recently rewarded that service to the community with a $500,000 grant that will make possible a top-to-bottom makeover of the Center of Hope with new furniture, kitchen appliances, laundry machines and heating and cooling equipment.
The funding, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was announced Nov. 12 at an event attended by Salvation Army and city officials and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.).
“This grant gives us the opportunity to make necessary upgrades to…