Will The City Of Killeen Donate Funds To Reopen Homeless Shelter?
It's been more than two weeks since the Friends In Crisis homeless shelter in Killeen closed, putting the less fortunate in a tough position in the city. While many private groups and the community at large have stepped up to help, one question has been on many a resident's mind: what is the city government doing to help?
Officials with the shelter will be asking that very question to city leaders Tuesday, according to Brandon Hamilton with our partners at News 10. Larry Moehnke, board vice president of Families In Crisis, plans to ask the Killeen City Council for about $10,000 a month or $120,000 annually at a planned workshop meeting. They will ask the city to make a one-time payment, and will also seek waivers for water, sewer, and garbage.
The shelter currently needs about $30,000 a month to stay in operation, and most of that funding in previous years have come from private donations. Since its closure on May 18th, the Killeen community has come together to raise over $60,000 of its $200,000 goal with more fundraisers and drives planned in the coming days.
Should the City of Killeen help out with funding the homeless shelter? Let us know what you think.