WAYNESBORO - Waynesboro's New Hope Shelter has re-opened, after passing an inspection Friday.
Spokesman Lynn Graham said that although the shelter passed the inspection, some cleanup remains to be done. Shelter staff have 30 days to complete that, and Graham was confident they will get it done.
The shelter was closed just before the start of the new year due to "new structural damage," according to a post to the shelter's Facebook page from Dec. 29.
At the time of the closing, Graham said 22 residents, including 10 children from four families, had to be relocated from the shelter and many found temporary housing with staff members.
Eight people also went to the Friendship Baptist Church in Waynesboro, which was serving as a cold weather shelter.
At the time, shelter officials challenged the findings in court, but were able to present a resolution plan to the judge instead of going through formal hearings.
Graham thanked Waynesboro Construction and David Black for providing time and materials to help complete the needed work, saying around $1,000 in materials and time were donated.
The last time the shelter was closed was around 2009, due to fire damage, Graham said.