Palm Beach shelter's days are numbered
In Palm Beach County, there are no real emergency shelter beds. Westgate Tabernacle Church provides services for more than 100 people per day.
Faced with mounting debt and an ongoing battle with Palm Beach County, Westgate Tabernacle Church, the shelter of last resort for the homeless, is for sale.
The 80-year-old church functions as one of the county's largest homeless shelters, with at times more than 100 people sleeping in bunk beds and between church pews. But the church is broke, with about $11,000 in outstanding bills and just $5,000 in the bank, said pastor Avis Hill.
He said an appraisal put the church's value at $1.3 million to $1.7 million, proceeds he hopes to use to buy a smaller church elsewhere, a community friendlier to the homeless.
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