- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget.

KYUK-AM reports (https://bit.ly/1PIlKbK ) that Bethel Winter House has received $29,000 through the Community Initiative Matching Grant Program. This is the second year the shelter has received a state grant.

Winter House Chair Eva Malvich says the shelter will now be able to hire two full-time volunteer coordinators to run the organization during weekdays, which can be hard to cover.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services funds the grants to nonprofit organizations that provide essential human services.

Bethel Winter House is slated to open at the new Salvation Army location in Tundra ridge in December.

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Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org


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