The Fort St. John Salvation army is close to opening up its new emergency shelter.
On Monday, Captain Ben Lippers said he’s just waiting for the electrician to finish off the smoke detector system, and once that’s done, the emergency shelter will be ready to go.
Capt. Lippers says the shelter will be funded by BC housing, provided the shelter is full, and the temperature is below -10. He says in Fort St. John, that should allow him to get funding for the shelter for about five months a year, but he plans to utilize the funding to allow him to keep the drop-in open, so those in need of shelter will always have somewhere to sleep. [asset|aid=796|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c68db8ac53da33479a25a87b3807a415-lippers-funding_1_Pub.mp3]
Captain Lippers also had more high praise for the Huskies and their annual fill the Bus campaign, which this year raised another 17 thousand, 400 pounds of food for those in need. [asset|aid=797|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c68db8ac53da33479a25a87b3807a415-lippers-FTB_1_Pub.mp3]