The original North Strand Housing Shelter was opened with a personally secured loan for around $135,000 in October 2010. We have been proactive in paying down that mortgage and it is now just $33,000. A shelter supporter has offered a matching grant to help pay off the note instead of refinancing. We are beyond ecstatic!!!! Every dollar donated here online, will be matched through the Hawaiian Luau this Thursday night, September 28th at WaterScapes in the Marina Inn at the Grand Dunes.