Anderson Salvation Army opens new permanent homeless shelter


ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) –  There’s a new permanent building in Anderson to help get more homeless people off the streets. 

Anderson County is one of the counties in the state where homelessness is growing, in fact, the population has increased by 20 percent over the last five years, according to county officials.

Both the city of Anderson and county put forth funding to help the Salvation Army open this shelter expansion that will provide 30 more beds for the homeless.

“What should I do if I meet someone who is experiencing homelessness well now you can bring them here because we are one of the few shelters in the state who aren’t backlogged with 20, 30, or even 40 people having to wait,” said Captain Rob Dolby with the Anderson Salvation Army.

Another portion of the funding to complete this project came from the red kettle donations during the Christmas season.

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