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Warner Robins Homeless Shelter Expanding

6:30 PM, Jun 22, 2011   |    comments
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The operator of Warner Robins' only homeless shelter says he needs to expand.

Reverend John Thomas says the economy is creating a greater demand for his services, and at the same, he is recieving fewer donations.

To repair the problem, Thomas is pounding away at a two-fold solution.

He's adding a third building to the Community Outreach Service Center on Duke Avenue. He currently has one building for men, and another for women and children.

The new building will store donated items, which Thomas plans sell to raise money for the shelter.

To pay for the cost of the building, Thomas is planning a Bar-B-Q fundraiser for this Friday.

Thomas said, "We need more money. It's kind of hard. People are not donating like they were. People who were donating to us are really cutting down, because of the economy. We got to survive."

The fundraiser for the Community Outreach Service Center is from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 312 Duke Avenue in Warner Robins.

For more information or to pre-order a plate, call 478-922-3195.

Thomas says he founded the shelter in 1999 and since then, he has housed more than 2,000 men, women and children.

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