New non-profit to help the homeless in Salisbury, hoping to expand services

SALISBURY, Md. –  The Community Emergency Shelter Project got good news when they were approved to set up their own non-profit.

In the past, the group has given men a place to stay during the colder months.

But they wanted to expand their services in their fight to end homelessness.

Now that they have their 501c-3 they’re able to do that through their new non-profit called Hands and Hearts Ending Homelessness.

“Now, we are going to be able to do business, we’ll be able to fundraise and do the things to help the ministry grow and we are getting ready to start a capital campaign to finance a new building, or an existing one,” Walter Davidson, Director of CESP, said.

Davidson says they hope to run an all-year round facility and help men getting out of incarceration.

In the meantime, they are planning to open this year’s shelter in November at the community center at Park Church and run it for six months instead of three.

They do say they have a bus to transport the men from downtown to the shelter.

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