Stories tagged with: Karen Walker

February 17, 2015 - 6:24pm
27 weeks 3 days ago

The dangerously cold conditions are an espeically serious problem if you are homeless.

The Salvation Army is trying to house everyone who doesn't have a place to go. The army has 14 men's beds, six women's and two family rooms. At the moment the shelter only has a few more spaces left, but Shelter Manager, Karen Walker, said they will find a place for anyone who needs shelter.

"Instead of staying out in the cold please come see us, give us a call, whatever. If we can't keep...

January 3, 2014 - 7:13pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Those needing shelter in this frigid weather can seek help at the Salvation Army.

With dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast, shelter manager, Karen Walker, says there are spots available at the Salvation Army's Putnam Avenue location.

"We are open in the office from 8 o'clock in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon and then we have our hot meals program from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m." Walker explained. "So they can come in and speak to somebody at that point,...

December 10, 2013 - 6:20pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Zanesville serves Muskingum, Morgan and Perry County residents for usually up to 90 days if they have nowhere to go, but with the bitter cold temperatures in the forecast, they're extending that time period.

"They can come in during the day up until about 4:30 p.m. and then we serve dinner and then from 6 to 8 p.m. we do intakes," explained Karen Walker, a case manager at the Salvation Army. "And all they need to do is call first or come to the...

January 23, 2013 - 3:17pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

An army of volunteers took to the streets to find homeless in our area.

Between 75-90 volunteers took part in the point in time count to help count homeless in our area. The group covered all of Zanesville and traveled to the outlying areas of Dresden and Frazeysburg. During the count nine unsheltered homeless were located.

"Last year I think it was between 20 to 25. It might have been up to 30," explained Salvation Army Shelter Manger Karen Walker. "That has...

January 22, 2013 - 6:17pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

One organization hopes that the cold temperatures will bring people indoors.

Officials at the Salvation Army in Zanesville said they are ready to shelter those who need to get out of the elements. Their shelter holds up to 35 people and includes a men's and women's dorm and a place for families. The shelter's manager said they've received calls throughout the day from people looking for a place to go.

"If we can't help them and we are full or we can't up cots then we will...

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