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A homeless shelter in downtown Sharon is expanding into Trumbull County.
Joshua’s Haven is in the process of renovating an old grocery store in Masury in Brookfield Township. On Thursday, students from the fourth-year apprentice class of the Electrical Workers Union were busy putting in new wiring for the building.
Class instructor Jack Morse said instructors look for community projects like this to give the students hands-on experience.
The director of the homeless shelter said she knew there was a lot of work to be done when the agency bought the old store.
“When we acquired the building, there was no electrical, no plumbing and even the lights weren’t up on the ceiling. It’s taken a little bit of time to get it operational,” said Joshua’s Haven director and founder Sherry Masotto Swetz.
Plumbers and carpenters are still needed to donate work.
Joshua’s Haven provides food and shelter to those who are homeless in the Sharon area. They hope to serve 100 meals a day when the first phase of the store is renovated.