BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--The Red Sox make a donation to a homeless shelter that officials say will keep people off the streets.
Bangor Area Homeless Shelter Executive Director Dennis Marble says poor health and poverty drive people to homelessness and the shelter is helping more people each year with less funding from the state.
Last year it took about 600 thousand dollars to service the 600 people the shelter saw. The shelter gets about 40 percent of its budget from city and state funding. The rest comes from private donations.
Staff at the shelter say they were shocked when they received a donation from the Red Sox for $2,500.00.
To stay at the shelter a person must be sober while they sign in for a bed. They must be at least 18 years old and have a plan for their future.