salvation army http://kbia.org en How the cold is affecting Columbia's homeless shelters http://kbia.org/post/how-cold-affecting-columbias-homeless-shelters <p>The Interfaith Day Center in Columbia was packed full on Monday as people sought refuge from the cold temperatures. The high for the day was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.</p><p>The center, which is a daytime resource for those who are homeless, is expected to move to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church soon. In the current location on Park Avenue, there’s only seating for about 20 people.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:10:21 +0000 Kellie Moore 46311 at http://kbia.org Warming centers and shelters open in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/warming-centers-and-shelters-open-columbia <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Warming centers and shelters have now opened in Columbia, according to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. It has 14 buildings hosting people during winter months. Representatives said 8 of those buildings are warming centers open during business hours.</span></p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:58:05 +0000 Romain Cluzel 43443 at http://kbia.org Warming centers and shelters open in Columbia United Way of Randolph County misses 2012 fundraising goal http://kbia.org/post/united-way-randolph-county-misses-2012-fundraising-goal <p>The United Way of Randolph County ended its 2012 campaign Thursday short of its $310,000 goal having raised about $282,000. Executive Director Gina Fowler said there were some unexpected obstacles to raising the money.</p><p>“We had one business that actually relocated to another city in Missouri, so we lost a pretty large employer,” Fowler said.&nbsp; “We felt that that our campaign, considering that and some other things going on in our community like the economy, did very well.”</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:43:44 +0000 Sam Hurtis 28815 at http://kbia.org United Way of Randolph County misses 2012 fundraising goal Salvation Army serves up free Thanksgiving in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/salvation-army-serves-free-thanksgiving-columbia <p>At 10 a.m., Lee&rsquo;s is filled with the sound of music, plates cluttering and food being unwrapped. About 10 volunteers are busy preparing a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and desserts. Major. K. Kendall Mathews is the mid-Missouri regional coordinator for the Salvation Army. He said this is the 24th year they&rsquo;re hosting a Thanksgiving meal for low-income families. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:32:29 +0000 4225 at http://kbia.org Salvation Army serves up free Thanksgiving in Columbia