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Salvation Army shelter bracing for cuts

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As The Salvation Army works to drum up donations for a promised matching grant with a 5K race this weekend.

Two of the non-profit's programs are waiting to find out if the money will be raised or if cuts will be made.

After a low giving season the Turning Point shelter and Red Shield Lodge could face less money if the Salvation Army doesn't meet its goal of raising $58,000 to get a $103,000 matching grant.

Sherri Songer, a case manager and domestic violence survivor herself says, the building is full of victims.

“My fear is if the doors shut the cycle of violence is going to continue from generation to generation and if we don't break the cycle then the children that we see today are going to grow up the victims tomorrow and it's just going to pass from generation to generation.  The community needs this program desperately,” Songer explained.

The money dropped in the red kettles make up 60% of Salvation Army's annual budget and this year they came up about $35,000 short.

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