Keeping people warm at the Wang Night Shelter

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SAFE SPACE: Victory Community’s Bruce Hordern, project coordinator Di Duursma (front) and Wangaratta Salvos captain Rosie Massey are among the many local supporters of the Wang Night Shelter which they hope to have up and running in July. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

LOCAL men and women who find themselves without a roof over their heads this winter will be provided with a safe place to stay thanks to an initiative supported by local churches and volunteers.

The Wang Night Shelter began as a pilot project last year when it opened for six weeks to demonstrate how with virtually no budget, a local venue could be transformed into a shelter providing temporary accommodation for those experiencing homelessness.

Project coordinator Di Duursma said members of local churches had been aware of the need in the community for a long time and had been looking for a practical solution.


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