Salvation Army overflow shelter up and running

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Salvation Army’s overflow shelter in Grand Junction is up and running.

After getting some help from the Colorado Coalition the Salvation Army shelter space opened their doors opened Monday. It helps take the pressure of other shelters in town.

Fifteen people can stay in the old thrift store, which until now had only stored food.

Volunteers from the coalition and the shelter's guests take turns handing out food, coffee and organize warm beds for the night.

"It kind of tugs at my heart a bit to know that we are able to give them a place where they can say I belong here now, even if it's for a few nights even if it's just temporary,” said Captain Steve Staneart, the commanding officer for the Mesa County Salvation Army.

Guests have to check in with HomewardBound of the Grand Valley before they can head over to the Salvation Army shelter.

HomewardBound opens their doors at 5:30 p.m.

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