The Emergency Men’s Shelter at the Pueblo Salvation Army Corps/Community Center, is closing February 15.
Typically the shelter does not closed until night time temperatures rise above the freezing point, but officials say because of a lack of funding they can not longer continue operating it.
According to a press release from Captain Harold Laubach Jr., the Salvation Army has “already pulled funds from other programs to keep the shelter open until now.” They can no longer do this because the other programs would suffer from loss of funding.
Captain Laubach Jr. said the “decision was not easy and is regrettable”.
All other services in Pueblo will continue, such as providing meals, food boxes, clothing, Disaster Services, Youth Services, Spiritual Services and other programs.
Donations could help continue the Emergency Shelter but need to be received by February 14.