Seeing a need, a newspaper reader rallies friends to improve homeless shelter for women

Ray Blum is a guy who gets things done, his friends say. He sees a problem, brainstorms a solution, and follows through.

The inspiration for his latest undertaking, Blum said, came from reading an Aug. 31 Wisconsin State Journal article that discussed the shortcomings of the Madison buildings that house emergency shelters for the homeless.

Blum, a retired Madison School District math teacher, said he was pained to learn that the dozens of single women who sleep each night at the Salvation Army shelter do so on cots in the building’s gym with no privacy. It reminded him of being a young soldier in the Army and feeling intimidated when faced with a similar single-room setup.“That’s when this idea just popped into my head,” said Blum…

Source: Seeing a need, a newspaper reader rallies friends to improve homeless shelter for women | Local News | host.madison.com

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