Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter Finds New Home

WOODSTOCK,Va. (WHSV)-- The Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter has a new temporary home after losing their own shelter last month.

The group was based out of the Alms house--a nearly 200-year-old building that burned to the ground.

Their new home is in Woodstock, Va., just off of main street. The shelter said they'll be here for a couple months before having to move to a more permanent space.

Two people who were being helped by the alliance escaped the fire last month. Since then, the alliance has received donations to continue their mission. They lost everything from computers, to phones, and records in the fire. They said it's been tough, but they're slowly putting the pieces back together for a community in need.

"This space was generously donated by the French family. We were able to move in at the end of April. We'll be here until July. We are in the process of looking for more permanent, long-term office space. Many community members donated all the office furniture and office supplies for us, so we can pick back up. We've had to play a lot of catch up," said Kerry Keihn, program administrator at the shelter.

Keihn said that on average they get about 600 calls a month for help when it comes to shelter and community needs.


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