The Salvation Army looking for volunteers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Salvation Army Winter Warming Shelter will open one hour early on Jan. 31 and stay open throughout the day on Feb. 1.

At the request of the Office of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army will extend the operating hours of the emergency shelter and provide lunch and dinner to more than 150 homeless residents.

Additionally, due to the weather, the 200 homeless residents at The Salvation Army Shelter at RJ Montgomery Center will not be required to leave the facility tomorrow.

“We have a limited number of staff and most of them will be working through the night, so we could use a handful of volunteers tomorrow,” said Major Richard Larson, The Salvation Army El Paso County coordinator. “The primary goal of the Winter Warming is to save lives. We are trying to do everything we can to make that happen.”

Anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. please contact Major Tammy Larson at

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