SAVES closing temporarily to facilitate move to new location

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) food and shelter program will be closed from Friday, Dec. 16 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2012, and will reopen on Wed. Jan 3 at its new location, 1002 East Ave. Q-12 in Palmdale (the old Palmdale Senior Center).

“We’re very excited about the move,” said SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales. “It will help us save money on rent by using a City owned facility, provide us with a larger facility to help us serve more families, offer better parking and bring us closer to other City facilities.”

The City of Palmdale’s SAVES program has been successfully providing a practical and caring approach to serving people in need since 1983.   SAVES provides the basic necessities to low-income and displaced families/individuals that are experiencing an emergency situation on a temporary basis.

Residents may help SAVES by donating food or clothing, volunteering or sponsoring a family or senior citizen for as little as $25 a month.

“We encourage local Palmdale and Antelope Valley residents to stop by in January to see our new location and find out how easy it can be to make a difference through SAVES,” said Morales.

For more information, call SAVES Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 661-267-5191.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)