Emergency shelter planning for the future, in need of the community’s help

WICOMICO COUNTY- The Community Emergency Shelter Project is making plans for the future as they hope to expand their services.

The group has been giving men in the community a place to stay during those colder months.

They have worked under a church’s 501c3, but they decided they wanted to set up their own non-profit.

They want to get a permanent building to run all year long and 24 hours a day.

They’re also looking for board members for this non-profit.

And while they have these goals in mind, they said its going to take a village to make this happen.

“It’s really going to take a community to come together around this ministry and to pull this off,” Walter Davidson\Administrator of CESP, said. “Not only bringing those homeless in, but gentleman just getting out of jail that have no place to go, we are trying to break the cycle of committing crime because they don’t have anywhere to stay or don’t have a job.”

We are also told they will need volunteers and a location to lease a building from September to April because their plans for the non-profit won’t come together by the end of this year.

To help CESP with their plans, you can reach out to them on Facebook at Salisbury Community Emergency Shelter Project.

Also, Davidson added he is grateful for all the support they received for their last project and they couldn’t have done it without all of their volunteers.

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