The Survival Center
By Roman, Ola, Martin, and Tobi
The Survival Center is a place where
people who don't have that much money can go and get supplies like food, clothes,
toys, books and games for free. These are things people need to survive.
The Survival Center started in 1975 in the North Amherst School.
Before it was the Survival Center, it was a school.
Every Sunday, someone cooks up a lunch and people can go there
and eat. People can go there every day and get food, toys, games, clothes.
People sort out the toys and clothes.
If the Survival Center has too many clothes, the center workers
bag up the clothes and send them to the Salvation Army, which shreds the
clothing, sends it to Europe, where it used as stuffing in cars!
There are other Survival Centers in the
When we visited the building, we saw a lot of kids, who had just
finished lunch and a party for a departing staff member. We didn't get any cake.
The person who gave us a tour told us about the kitchen and the volunteers. One
room has many boxes they get from stores as donations that visitors can take
home to their families. In fact, there was a stairway that had been turned into
a storage closet for this material. A green door had the date 1882.
There was a little white door inside the wall nearby.
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