Salvation Army "Adopt A Room" Program


By Ellis Eskew

The Salvation Army houses men, women and children year round. Despite very basic shelter rooms, they would like to provide a home away from home to help make their guests feel more  comfortable. Thanks to "Rooms To Go" in Montgomery that program has started.

"When we first came into the particular room, which is a family room, you have moms and their children here everyday. You see the cold cinder clock walls, so makes kind of a cold institution feeling. So when we came in our idea was make it a little more welcoming," said David Guice, Rooms To Go manager.

Before, the rooms were a bright yellow with limited furniture.
Rooms To Go toned down the bright walls, brought in softer fabrics, and the corporate office donated some furniture making it a more pleasant atmopshere and a more inviting place for children.

"Children-- when they come in to the shelter it's through no fault of their own. It's home away from home. They don't have any choice to be here, so we just wanted it to feel welcoming," said Guice.

The Salvation Army welcomes anyone who would like to adopt a room to come check out the shelter.

"We are very grateful to Rooms To Go for giving of their time and their resources to come and fix this room up. Our rooms here at the shelter are used around the clock all year round. Everyday of the year we have people here on the property. So the furniture, everything gets very worn," said Capt. Mark Gilliam.

If you would like to learn more about adopting a room, contact the Salvation Army.

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