TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Salvation Army in Tupelo will open its new homeless shelter near the end of February or the beginning of March.
The Jim Ingram Red Shield Lodge will be an addition to the facility that already exisits. It will house 20 men, 18 women, and five families at one time.
“To help find them permanent housing, to get them off the streets, and to help give them a permanent place to stay to help give them some stability and to reestablish themselves,” said Maj. Jeff Daniel, the commanding officer of Salvation Army in Tupelo.
According to the Salvation Army, it costs approximately $16 per day to house one person.
Officials are encouraging donations, helping give a home to the homeless.