Killeen: Homeless shelter set to re-open next week

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Officials with the "Friends in Crisis" shelter announced that it will be opening its doors back up next Friday July 26th.

This taking place just 2 months after the shelter closed their doors on May 18th, displacing 75 people who were staying at the shelter.

The shelter says they were forced to close due to a lack of funding.

In the previous weeks the various groups in the area have come to the shelter's aid.

"The community has been very supportive, a large portion of the community has been supportive," says board Vice President Larry Moehnke.

Moehnke says they've been able to raise $165,000 and that he believes this will help them remain open.

"These funds allow us to operate well past October 1st," Moehnke says.

He also believes the shelter will remain open saying, "We do have grant requests and we are confident we will receive those grant funds."

The shelter is planning to open their doors back up by 3:00 pm July 26th.