"Front porch" to offer relief from the heat

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SARASOTA, Fla. - Sarasota Police and the Salvation Army are joining together to help provide a safe place for people waiting for shelter services.

The two agencies held a grand opening Monday for a safe location known as the "Front Porch".

It's a place those living on the street can go to if they're waiting for shelter services and food while it's raining or just too hot to be in the sun. “For the past 5 years, this has not been available, partly for security and to accommodate the neighborhood. But with this partnership they can have shade, ceiling fans, fresh water…it's a win-win."

The new facility will be located at the Center of Hope on the corner of 9th Street and Central Avenue in Sarasota.