RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - After hearing from RV Ministry yesterday, The Club for Boys speaks out on why the warming center will not continue for the foreseeable future.
After confusion between non-profits on how the warming center was going to be handled - and with the misinformation that a warming center is a shelter - Black Hills residents donated blankets, food and beverages for the warming center. This was not the vision held by the club. Their vision was only to have chairs, a table and warm beverages for people to temporarily be out of the cold. The Club for Boys organization decided it was best to not continue to provide the Erickson Building as a warming center.
"It was a fast developing activity. So, and then we just didn't get a chance to put together our message that was consistent. And we never did get it out," said Doug Herrmann, Club for Boys Executive Director.
The Cornerstone Mission will continue to help out those who are out in the cold.