Donation Enables Uility Work to increase Homeless Shelter Capacity

Thanks to anonymous donor,homeless shelter adding more beds for winter

The social area in ServiceNet’s Wells Street homeless shelter in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

GREENFIELD — As the weather worsens and temperatures drop each year, 20 people who are homeless are welcomed into ServiceNet’s Wells Street shelter for at least a 30-day stay. This year, even with all of the restrictions and safety protocols required because of the pandemic, it will welcome 30, thanks to an anonymous donor.

ServiceNet Senior Vice President of Shelter and Housing, Vocational and Addiction Services Jay Sacchetti said the anonymous donor gave “enough” for the Wells Street shelter to be renovated, so now 10 people will sleep downstairs and 20 will sleep upstairs. The individual who donated does not want to be named or to reveal the size of the donation.

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Posted: to General News on Tue, Dec 22, 2020
Updated: Tue, Dec 22, 2020