All across America, it is expected that over 7-hundred thousand people will experience homelessness during the course of the year. Here in Muskingum County, the number of residents who are without a place to stay is increasing. To lend a helping hand to those who are down on their luck, shelters like the one located at the Salvation Army in Putnam, provide a warm meal and a place to stay. But during the harsh winter months, the demad for shelter increases. Although the Salvation Army only has the capacity for 36 people, they actually house twice that number becuase they refuse to turn anyone away. Unlike most emergency shelters who require their tenants to compete for a space on a daily basis, the Salvation Army provides people with the support that will help them to get back on their feet again. The Salvation Army relies on state funding and community donations to operate the shelter. Also, the Salvation Army is an organization of the United Way Agency.