Salvation Army Of Victoria warming shelter ready for Thursday

Warming shelter opens when temperatures drop below 39 degrees

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VICTORIA, Texas—The Salvation Army of Victoria warming shelter is ready for activity Thursday night. Salvation Army of Victoria commanding officer Captain Kenny Jones tells us the warming shelter is open when temperatures dip below 39 degrees. Recently they have been putting up 18 clients a night in the warming shelter, with cots in case for extra clients, with a maximum of 23 clients a night in the warming shelter. The Salvation Army warming shelter is at their office at 1302 North Louis Street.

The Salvation Army of Victoria Christmas Kettle drive donation numbers from 2021 were down from the previous year.

Captain Kenny told us that preliminary numbers show the Christmas Kettles from last year raised $52,000. That’s $5,000 less than was raised in 2020. Captain Kenny told us the main reason for the decline was the late start to the Kettle campaign. It was supposed to have started the day after Thanksgiving. Due to lack of bell ringers, the Christmas Kettles did not get going until December 3 of last year.