Efforts to save the shelter have finally been completed! Multi-County Community Service Agency is pleased to announce that thanks to the outpouring of community support, the South Harbor Shelter has reached its fundraising goal to remain open through the rest of this year. Officials tell us that the community has always risen to the challenge for Multi-County.
Callie Cole, executive director of MCCSA, tells us, "It just reaffirms my feelings that the community has always been supportive of MCCSA based on what we do and how we serve people."
MCCSA will now focus on securing funds for next year, which includes applying for grants and continuing fundraising efforts.
"We ask people to continue giving, and we've put in an application for next year for funding, but you know, the funding is always not enough," says Cole. "So, we will have to keep raising money or making other efforts, and we're doing everything can to do that."
Although the financial needs for the shelter have been met for this year, there are still plenty of other areas where the shelter could use your support. One of those is with volunteering.
"They can come in an volunteer, and we've had some people to do that, and that's good also," Cole says.
Linda Grace Jones, director of South Harbor Shelter, details how people can volunteer. "They can come in for like two hours a day. They can do paperwork. We pass out food boxes every second Wednesday of the month, so we prepare food boxes all through the month."