St. Francis House renovating after Matthew; struggling to find place to put current residents

Anthony Austin anchors. 10/25/2016

The only homeless shelter between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville was flooded by Hurricane Matthew and is unusable.

So the entire building will be gutted.

All the furniture, bedding, valuables and kitchen appliances at the St. Francis Shelter in St. Augustine were ruined by at least 4-foot high floodwaters.

The staff is struggling to find motel rooms for the residents until the repairs can be completed.

On Make a Difference Day this weekend, volunteers helped out at the shelter to help out. Two local businesses took on the entire costs of renovating the building.

If you would like to leave a kind word or encouraging post, you can head over to their Facebook page at this link.

(© 2016 WTLV)


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