St. Louis Public Radio News
2:34 pm
Mon June 16, 2003

Salvation Army Will Close St. Charles Shelter

St. Louis, MO – The Salvation Army says a number of factors led to this decision to sell the shelter, including budget woes and a growing need for
more space.

The sudden decision is not sitting well with residents or workers, who say they should have been given longer than a week
notice of the changes.

The Salvation Army's St. Charles county branch already has bought a new larger piece of property. But as for now, there's no
definite plans to replace the men's homeless shelter.