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BALTIMORE AREA SALVATION ARMY RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT
TO SUPPORT HOUSING SHELTER
The Baltimore Area Command of the Salvation
Army received a grant for
$20,000 from the Baltimore Women's Giving Circle in May, to support its Booth
House Emergency and Transitional Housing Center.
The Salvation Army Booth House
Emergency and Transitional Housing Shelter is a housing facility for women,
children and families in Baltimore City. Booth House operates 24 hours each
day, 365 days per year. The facility consists of a 57-bed, 30-day residency
emergency shelter and a 19-bed, 2-year transitional housing unit. The Booth
House offers a safe, comfortable environment for those working to rebuild their
lives in Baltimore.
In 2008, Booth House served 934
individuals for a total of 22,535 full beds and 30,660 meals. The grant will be
used toward continuing services for women and children in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle
at the Baltimore Community Foundation seeks to improve life for disadvantaged
women and their families in the greater Baltimore area. Each year its members
pool their contributions and award grants to causes that support their
interview Baltimore Area Commander Major Roger Coulson, call Betsy Charlow at