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The Samaritan House set to reopen in 2020

After being closed for half a decade the shelter will reopen its doors to the community.
Credit: Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Good news has come to the city of Orangeburg.

Th Samaritan House announced it will be reopening in April of 2020.

Back in August, the city held a press conference saying they needed help raising at least $100,000 to reopen the shelter. 

Since then, the community came together and raised nearly a half a million dollars.

The shelter opened back in 2001 as a 501 C-3 faith based shelter and remained operational till 2016 when it closed as federal funding dried up.   

The board says a lot of the current revenue will be spent on necessary refurbishments within the building and also replacing the roof, but many more repairs need to be made. 

The goal is to start repairs in the beginning of the year and organizers hope to have the refurbishment completed within four months.

If you would like to contribute, you can send your donations to to Samaritan House, P. O. Box 2392, Orangeburg 29116 or you can contact Mrs. Jamerson at 803-534-2286 for additional information.