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Residents worried over future of Toledo emergency shelter

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When work ran out for Bryant Zdawcyk, he found himself with no where to stay.

"Here it was smaller, like a community, so I chose St. Paul's," says Zdawcyk.

News that the shelter could close is scary, especially in the dead of winter.

"If there's not room at Cherry St or Compass, you think, I'm going to have to stay under the bridge. That's immediately your thought, panic."

The fifty available beds at St. Paul's emergency winter shelter are safe for now but March is another story.   The Lucas County Economic Development Corporation donated $13,000 dollars on Thursday afternoon, enough to keep the doors open a little longer.

"The universe, God, whatever has come through and been able to bless us for at least a couple more weeks," says Leslie Eppler, the winter crisis center supervisor.

The shelter should ideally stay open through March, but that would take an additional $26,000.  Shelter occupants and operators are praying enough money will come through.

"If it does close, I believe it would be a sad thing to hear," says Marcus Walton, a former shelter resident.

Zdawcyk Says if the crisis shelter does close, he's not sure where he'll go.  "When it comes to that crossroads, they'll let us know and then you make that decision."

The shelter is in need of monetary donations and men's underwear, gloves, coats and clothing.  Shelter leaders are also looking for lotions, soap and shampoo.  Food is always welcome, especially fresh fruits and vegetables.

You can find information about donating at stpaulscommunitycenter.org .

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