Wheeling Shelter Receives $5,000 Donation for Air Conditioning Installment


A local shelter will be a lot cooler this summer thanks to a generous donation they received Tuesday.

Samaritan House, the state’s first emergency youth shelter, received $5,000 from the Robinson Parlin Trust. The donation will go toward installing air conditioning in the building. 

Adding air conditioning is part of a larger $30,000 project to improve the building’s condition. 

The center hopes others will step in and help make the rest of their goal possible.“This $5,000 gets us a pretty good start and we would certainly encourage the community, anyone that wants to help donate towards this cause,” YSS CEO John Moses said. “We would very much appreciate that kind help and support.”

The Samaritan House is a shelter for boys ages 8 to 17 who are victims of neglect or abuse. They hope to start the improvements to the building soon.

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