The local Salvation Army chapter has reached its immediate $155,000 fundraising goal to keep its homeless shelter open, Capt. Duane Burleigh said Wednesday.
The 72-bed facility, which serves area families with children and single men and women, was at risk of closing if the goal weren’t reached. Officials set a deadline of May 15 to hit that mark, and now plan to broaden their support base to keep the shelter funded for the next decade.
Burleigh plans to make a formal announcement at the chapter’s annual volunteer dinner April 28.
Also, the shelter is participating in a food drive challenge sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation of Boston. Through April 30, all donations designated for the chapter’s food pantry will be matched by the organization.
Donations can be sent or delivered to the Salvation Army, 185 Ashby Ave., Harrisonburg, Va., 22802.