Quincy Salvation Army celebrates new shelter

It was an afternoon of celebration Thursday for the Quincy Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army held the grand opening and formal dedication of its new emergency shelter building.

It's been up and running since late March.

The building will help house people who need a place to sleep.

It's also home to the Family Services office and Salvation Army food pantry.

One of the big benefits to the new place is a large multi-purpose room.

Staff can hold life skills and other classes here.

"This gives them a place that's not dingy, but is separate to serve suffering humanity with something special," Major Andrew Miller said.

A number of organizations throughout Quincy made the shelter's opening possible through generous donations.