THE SALVATION ARMY OFFERS TO SHIELD ATLANTA’s HOMELESS FROM RELENTLESS COLD WEATHER

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With temperatures dropping into the low 20’s throughout Atlanta tonight and tomorrow, The Salvation Army reminds those who are homeless to take cover in a homeless shelter or warming station. There, homeless individuals and families will be shielded from numbing temperatures that make surviving outside for long periods challenging.

In response to these dangerous conditions, The Salvation Army in metro Atlanta will continue to offer emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families seeking refuge from the cold. The Red Shield shelter located at 400 Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta has 324 beds in its overnight shelter and will have up to 90 additional mats for individuals and families who enter through the emergency cold weather program. When temperatures drop below 40 degrees The Salvation Army opens its emergency cold weather program to anyone who needs a warm place to sleep. Check-in for the emergency cold weather program begins at 6:00p.m. and visitors must leave the shelter’s property by 8:00a.m.

The Salvation Army will also offer warming stations throughout the city for temporary relief. Individuals and families without a warm place to go can find relief and a warm cup of coffee at one of our Corps and Community Centers.

Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps
3455 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Warming station open until 9pm

Salvation Army Marietta Corps
202 Waterman Street SE
Marietta, GA 30060
For warming station hours, call 770-724-1652

“Many of the individuals seeking shelter through our emergency cold weather program and warming stations have absolutely nowhere else to go,” says Metro Atlanta Area Commander Major Todd Hawks. “We encourage anyone who needs shelter from the dangerously cold temperatures to seek shelter here at The Salvation Army and not risk endangering their health or life.”

Anyone who would like to help provide for shelter needs can make donations of food items, toiletries and bed linens. For more information, call 404-486-2700

#ENDIT Movement

We are proud to announce our partnership with the END IT Movement! END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. As a coalition partner we are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring AWARENESS, PREVENTION, RESCUE, and RESTORATION. Find us locally at HavenATL.org and enditmovement.com. Build a team. Spread the word. Together we can shine a light on slavery! ‪#‎EndItMovement

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The Salvation Army has been providing services to victims of human trafficking since 1884 when it first established a “Rescue Home” for women and girls escaping sex trafficking and prostitution in London, England. Now, more than a century later, The Salvation Army in the United States and around the world is part of a revived movement for the abolition of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Our efforts focus on four core areas: awareness-raising and training, public policy advocacy, prevention and trafficking survivor services. We participate in many local coalitions and working groups dedicated to ending human trafficking, and are frequently called upon to provide food, shelter and clothing at a moment’s notice.

The Haven ATL (Haven Atlanta) program is dedicated to seeing the city of Atlanta free of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and the damage it causes to communities, families and individuals. CSE is rapidly destroying lives of women and girls across the country, state and in our community.  Atlanta has a thriving adult entertainment industry including strip clubs, lingerie and sex shops, escorts services, massage parlors and street prostitution.

Our vision for Haven ATL is to rescue and restore by giving girls and women a place to receive the resources they need to leave a harmful lifestyle, realize their worth and dignity, heal from the wounds of abuse, and help others do the same. We also educate the community of Atlanta on the reality of commercial sexual exploitation in our city, train and educate community leaders on the issue, develop prevention and intervention strategies, and strategically serve, investigate, and rescue women and children out of commercial sexual exploitation through prayer, outreach and program service delivery.

This February 27th, join us and others from around the world as we shine a light on commercial sexual exploitation!  Draw a RED X on your hand and tell your friends that human trafficking exists and YOU WON’T STAND FOR IT. Use your influence to help carry the message of freedom so more people will know. Let’s END IT now!