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A bulletin board on a wall at the Bigger Vision Community Shelter in Athens Georgia. (File/Staff)

Bigger Vision Homeless Shelter temporarily closed for maintenance on Aug. 25 and will resume normal operations on Sept. 8.

This year marks the first year the shelter has operated its Emergency Shelter Program during the summer, which normally runs from mid-October to mid-April. 

With the extra stress of operating 351 days out of the year, the infrastructure was in need of updates, the shelter’s executive director Andrew Wilkin said.

The shelter will renovate its main room, strip and wax all of the floors, repaint the walls in the bedrooms and remove some of the bookshelves attached to the walls, Wilkin said.

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