Closing of men's shelter in Bismarck followed financial woesPosted: Updated:
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Records show that the closure of the only men's homeless shelter in Bismarck followed financial management problems at Ruth Meiers Hospitality House.
The Bismarck Tribune reports the problems included a debt of more than $200,000 in back taxes, wage claims from employees and a loss of funding sources.
Board President Rae Ann Kelsch says the shelter was losing the nonprofit organization more than $125,000 annually.
Former Ruth Meiers Hospitality House Executive Director Jaclyn Hall submitted a letter of resignation in April. Kelsch said it included requests that the board decided it could not meet, and Hall was relieved of her duties.
Kelsch calls it a mutual decision. Hall declined comment.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com
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