WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro New Hope Shelter is nearing completion but needs help from the community to get the doors open by winter.
Volunteers are needed to help with painting, cleaning, organizing, decorating and minor finishing work, said Violet Schmid, a shelter co-chairperson. People with carpentry skills are also needed to help put up drywall, she said.
Donations are welcome to help pay for supplies, utilities and operating expenses.
Work sessions will be held the next two Saturdays at the shelter at 25 S. Potomac St. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Several area pizza shops have donated pizzas to feed those who attend the work sessions.
A yard sale will be held both days to help raise money.
The facility serves as an emergency shelter for area residents who are homeless, in transition or "need a hand up, not a handout," Schmid said.