Salvation Army volunteer ordered out of shelter

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Salvation Army bell ringer Paul Tucker is being evicted from a Barre homeless shelter tomorrow because he’s spending 10 hours a day outside a supermarket raising money for charity.

The rules at the Good Samaritan Haven shelter are clear: Residents must spend their days looking for work and finding a permanent place to live.

Tucker has been living at the shelter since May. He says he’s computer illiterate and doesn’t have a driver’s license so can’t find work.

Shelter Director Paul Mascitti says it’s not a question of what Tucker is doing, but he’s no longer trying on find permanent housing.

Tucker says he holds no ill will toward Good Samaritan Shelter. But he doesn’t know where he’ll go after he leaves the shelter.

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