Burlington homeless shelter reopening Monday

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Burlington Area Homeless Shelter is reopening only months after the eastern Iowa city discovered the shelter had closed its doors.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/1ba6CTx) that the shelter will reopen Monday.

The shelter’s closure was announced in May — a month after it was found shuttered in April.

The new interim shelter director is 72-year-old Char Blodgett. Blodgett stepped out of retirement to get the shelter back on its feet after former director Annette Remick resigned. Blodgett since has raised more than $26,000 for the shelter, overseen the creation of a new board of directors and has coaxed some longtime contributors to return by providing assurance that their donations will be used wisely.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

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