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Homeless shelter head wants community to be aware of service


NEW GLASGOW – The homeless shelter at First Baptist Church New Glasgow hasn’t seen much demand since opening three weeks ago.

Even so, the service remains open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday nights in case someone wanders in.

Donna Cooper, head of the initiative, says the biggest thing they’re looking for is a way to get the word out, along with more volunteers from the community.

“We have nine volunteers trained, but we need more to be able to share shifts. People will get burnt out if we don’t get more,” said Cooper.

Signs are up around the community but word of mouth is also important, she said. The team members are doing as much as they can to make sure that the community is aware and people in need know about this option.

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