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February 26, 2015
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Bedford MacDonald House receives assistance from province

Premier's Office

The Prince Edward Island government is increasing its assistance to the Bedford MacDonald House for its work to provide shelter for men who are experiencing short-term homelessness.

The provincial government will provide the Salvation Army, which operates the Bedford MacDonald House, with an additional $25,000 to fully meet the home’s operational needs.

“The Bedford MacDonald House offers shelter and provides critical support for people who need it the most, especially at this time of year,” said Premier Wade MacLauchlan. “I met recently with Captain Jamie Locke and Gordie Clow, who spoke to me about a funding shortfall and their commitment to this important work.”

“The Salvation Army is dedicated to the alleviation of poverty on Prince Edward Island,” said Captain Jamie Locke. “Premier MacLauchlan had expressed his interest in the work of The Salvation Army and we are appreciative of this supportive action he has taken.”

Bedford MacDonald House is Prince Edward Island’s only shelter for adult males who are experiencing homelessness.

The Bedford MacDonald Homeless Shelter was constructed in 2004 as part of the National Homelessness Initiative and also relies on donations from businesses and the community to operate. The shelter operates seven beds.

Media Contact: Mary Moszynski
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