Sussex County Homeless Shelter Opens Christmas Tree Lot - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Sussex County Homeless Shelter Opens Christmas Tree Lot

Posted: 12/06/2017 18:27:00 -05:00 Updated:

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - The Immanuel Shelter, a homeless shelter in Rehoboth Beach, has set up a Christmas tree lot to raise funds as it prepares to open its doors every day starting Friday.

The shelter provides overnight housing for those who have no place to call home. The shelter also provides dinner and laundry services.

Shelter marketing director Cassandra Toroian said all the funds raised at the tree lot will directly support those services. 

Toroian said she expects about 300 people to pass through the shelter's doors this winter, and the average cost to house someone overnight is about $25 or $30. 

The marketing director said overcrowding can become an issue, and money is needed to help pay for hotel rooms for guests if the shelter is too packed. 

It's a cause Jackie Bell was happy to support. She purchased her Christmas tree last week.

Rehoboth Christmas Trees is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The lot is located on Coastal Highway Route 1, just across Coastal Plaza.

The lot boasts Douglas fir and Norway spruce trees. 

The shelter is also offering delivery and installation of the tree as well, for an added fee.

 

 

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Records: Teen Suspect Said he 'Drove at' Maryland Officer

    Records: Teen Suspect Said he 'Drove at' Maryland Officer

    May 22, 2018 11:24 AM2018-05-22 15:24:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:48:27 GMT
    Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16, was arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer on Monday. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)  Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16, was arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer on Monday. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)
    Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16, was arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer on Monday. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16, was arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer on Monday. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)
    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects were taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday.More
    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects were taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday.     More
  • New "Tactical Training Center" Planning Open in Wicomico County

    New "Tactical Training Center" Planning Open in Wicomico County

    May 22, 2018 11:11 AM2018-05-22 15:11:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:39:35 GMT
    (Photo: USTASC)(Photo: USTASC)
    (Photo: USTASC)(Photo: USTASC)
    A proposed tactical training center could soon be opening its doors in Wicomico County, Maryland. The center would provide realistic active shooter training to law enforcement agencies and the military.More
    A proposed tactical training center could be opening its doors in Wicomico County pretty soon. The center would provide realistic active shooter training to law enforcement agencies and the military.More
  • Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies from Wallops Island

    Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies from Wallops Island

    May 21, 2018 7:12 AM2018-05-21 11:12:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:39:34 GMT
    One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station.More
    One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Ocean City Responds After Video of Criminal Activity During Cruisin' Weekend

    Ocean City Responds After Video of Criminal Activity During Cruisin' Weekend

    Ocean City's mayor and police department are speaking out after video showed a large fight and a truck driving wildly up the Ocean City Boardwalk over the weekend.

    More

    Ocean City's mayor and police department are speaking out after video showed a large fight and a truck driving wildly up the Ocean City Boardwalk over the weekend.

    More
  • Choptank Transport

    Choptank Transport

    There are so many businesses here on Delmarva that when you hear their name, you know exactly what they’re all about. One of those names in Choptank Transport. But what makes Choptank stand out are the faces behind the name. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield visited the business to learn about what went into building such a hard-working team.

    More

    There are so many businesses here on Delmarva that when you hear their name, you know exactly what they’re all about. One of those names in Choptank Transport. But what makes Choptank stand out are the faces behind the name. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield visited the business to learn about what went into building such a hard-working team.

    More
  • Dover Sears Department Store to Close

    Dover Sears Department Store to Close

    Sears Holdings said it is closing a department store at the Dover Mall in early August.

    The corporation said the Sears store in the Dover Mall would be shut down as part of an effort to consolidate its stores to help adjust to a refocused business strategy.

    More

    Sears Holdings said it is closing a department store at the Dover Mall in early August.

    The corporation said the Sears store in the Dover Mall would be shut down as part of an effort to consolidate its stores to help adjust to a refocused business strategy.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices