Salvation Army prepares to serve 24 hour shelter during Hurricane Laura


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- As Hurricane Laura plans to enter the Gulf, The Salvation Army began their own preparations to serve the Baton Rouge area.

According to the Salvation Army, The Center of Hope Men’s shelter will remain open 24 hours a day until Friday August 28 at 7:30 a.m free of charge for all men ages 18 and older. A photo ID will be required upon check-in. 

“We are prepared for whatever these two storms may bring to the Gulf Coast. Our staff and volunteers stand at the ready to serve and do the most good during what might could be a very difficult time for our neighbors in the coming days. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone as they wait out the storms, “Major, Donald Tekautz said.

 Cleaning supplies, water and warm meals will be distributed to parishes by the Salvation Army if needed.

Locals can donate hurricane supplies to the Salvation Army by contacting Morgan Lee at 225-367-6904 or 225-678-2653.

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