Shawano Area Matthew 25 will hold a fundraiser Saturday to help benefit its homeless shelter, SAM’s House, now in its second year of operation.
The shelter served 44 homeless visitors in November and December, including 14 children, totaling 850 nights of stay, and has so far provided 2,200 meals, according to Muffy Culhane, president of SAM 25.
“It’s been very busy,” she said.
SAM’s House, which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. November through April, housed 58 people during its first year of operation, including eight children, providing 630 nights of shelter and nearly 1,000 meals.
The shelter also added a shower this year, an amenity that wasn’t available last year.
Culhane said the shelter could always use more volunteers, but she has high praise for those who are already helping to keep things running smoothly.
“We have a wonderful staff,” she said.