During this pandemic, we have been advised to stay at home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But what does that mean for people who are homeless or worry that they could lose their shelter during this uncertain time.
The United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) recently awarded a total of $45,000 to
Flagstaff Shelter Services
The Salvation Army
, front line local responders dealing with the issue of providing shelter or keeping people in their homes.
"We have already seen demand for our life-saving services spike, and we anticipate it will only continue as our vulnerable neighbors have nowhere else to go," said Ross Altenbaugh, executive director of the shelter.
The $30,000 grant provided by the COVID-19 Fund will allow them to meet increased demand and also appropriately staff the shelter to ensure the safety of staff and guests as well as prepare for the possible need to quarantine or isolate the population they serve.