Children, civic groups reach out to homeless
By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County residents are again seeing to it that those who are less fortunate have something to celebrate this Christmas, said Kathy Auman, director of the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless.
The shelter, at 223 S. Main St. in Chambersburg, holds 24 people and is nearly always full, Auman said. Franklin County residents can stay for up to 30 days. Transients can stay for three days, she said.
On Monday there were 17 clients in the shelter, including six children, she said.
All will be having a good Christmas thanks to the generosity of some area schoolchildren, church groups and civic organizations, Auman said.