MUST opens temporary shelter for those fleeing Hurricane Irma

MUST Ministries  is opening its inclement weather shelter for people who need a place to stay during Hurricane Irma, which is expected to blow into Georgia on Monday.

The shelter will be open 24 hours a day until Tuesday or until services are no longer needed.

It will be available for families and single women and will have 22 additional beds available for use. 


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MUST’s will refer single men seeking shelter to The Extension. 

A pair of homeless men head out for the day after getting some assistance at MUST Ministries on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in Marietta. Neighbors are fighting an expansion of Marietta's largest homeless shelter, but the shelter's directors say they are meeting a need amidst growing suburban poverty and homelessness. (Curtis Compton/ (Curtis Compton/

Donations are needed to help service those seeking shelter. Items needed include breakfast items (cereal, cereal bars, fruit, milk, juice, breakfast sandwiches), rain ponchos, umbrellas, full-size blankets and sheets, new pillows, pillow cases, bottled water and sack lunch items (bread, lunch meat, peanut butter, cookies, snack chips).

Donations can  be brought to the Elizabeth Inn Campus – Loaves and Fishes Kitchen,  55 Elizabeth Church Road in Marietta.

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