February 13, 2020 – The Salvation Army’s emergency cold cot program will be able to operate the rest of this winter thanks to help from the community. $50,675 was raised during a fundraiser this morning during Byers & Co on WSOY 1340AM/ 103.3FM and online at NowDecatur.com. The fundraiser was done in conjunction with the United Way. The emergency Shelter provides overnight housing for the homeless during severe cold. With an early winter, The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter had to open 30 days earlier than normal. This caused a shortage of funds which would have closed the emergency shelter starting this Friday and through the duration of this winter. A special thank you to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation for providing a $10,000 matching donation and to the TS & Juanita Ballance Foundation for their $10,000 gift.