Ottumwa shelter for homeless men closing

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — The men’s shelter in Ottumwa will be closing after more than 10 years of operation.

The Ottumwa Courier reports ( that the Ottumwa Community Outreach Ministry will be serving its last meal on Friday.

The ministry’s board president, Marty Schmidt, says the shelter has been serving 50 to 100 meals a day.

Schmidt says the decision to close the center was based an inability to maintain an active board of directors as well as “dwindling financial resources.”


Information from: The Ottumwa Courier,

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