DAYTONA BEACH — After years of debating whether to add an outdoor “safe zone” near the First Step Shelter building, construction is about to begin on the temporary holding area for homeless people who need a legal place to be for part of a day.
Paul Culver Construction has agreed to build the safe zone in front of the shelter building on the city’s western edge, and the new facility should be complete by mid-July.
“I’m so excited,” said First Step Shelter Board member Rose Ann Tornatore, who donated $250,000 for safe zone construction in January.
Tornatore grew up with very little money, and she said she feels compelled to help the shelter serve the county’s most vulnerable.
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