Local News in Brief : Westminster : Shelter for Homeless Gets $197,000 Grant

The state-administered Emergency Shelter Program has awarded a $197,000 grant to the Shelter for the Homeless, a 3-year-old organization that provides food and temporary housing for the poor.

The Shelter for the Homeless operates three houses that provide temporary shelter for 20 persons--men, women and children. The organization also operates a food bank that provides the public with groceries at little or no cost.

Don Heberdon, president of the local organization, said the grant money would be used to purchase a multiunit complex within 90 days.

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