- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
Meeting the needs of the homeless in Cape Girardeau has taken a step in a positive direction with the formation of Shelter of Hope, a facility that will offer temporary accommodations for those in need. This effort has several things in its favor:n The project is scaled to the community's need. The shelter will house as many as eight homeless individuals at one time.
* There is broad community support for the Shelter of Hope, which already has commitments from churches and individuals and the use of a building rent-free for a year, thanks to Alliance Bank.
* The shelter is in a good location on Sprigg Street across from the Salvation Army
* Shelter of Hope is the product of local leadership that has considerable experience in dealing with homeless issues over the years.
As the minister of one downtown church said: "This is something we have prayed about for a long, long time. Now we are doing something."
The shelter will need the community's ongoing support. Anyone interested in helping out may contact the Rev. Bob Towner (335-2997), Brother David McNeely (579-8121) or Chaplain Terry Wildman (339-7882). Alliance Bank, 217 N. Kingshighway, will accept donations.