The Peachtree-Pine shelter. (Photo courtesy CBS46)

Anonymous donors stepped forward and delivered checks for close to $600,000 to save the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Downtown from having its water disconnected, which would have meant closing the facility down.

According to our media affiliate CBS46, more than enough donations had been received to pay the bill and keep the water on.

“Angels came together and provided the money for us to pay the entire water bill,” said shelter director Anita Beaty. “We can’t afford the water in this city. It’s outrageous.”

On any given night 650 men, women and children sleep at the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter. It’s the biggest shelter in Atlanta.

“We are in the process of developing a waste water catchment system so that most of our water usage will eventually come from rain water and it will be plumbing the building, the toilets, the showers,” Beaty said.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.