Jason Pardue explains the reason the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter is closing


The Salvation Army has announced that it will be what Capt. Jason Pardue called “right sizing” its operations in Pine Bluff.

Pardue, who has been in the city for three years, and his wife will be heading to Hot Springs in late June to take over operations there.

Appearing on the Oldies 1013 Morning Show, Pardue said he thought he and his wife would have another year here and were “shocked” when they got the call.

He said the shelter has a capacity of 21 or 2 but in the three years he has been here, the most he has ever seen stay there has been 13.

Asked by Morning Show host Greg Horne when the shelter would close, Pardue said June 1, and then closed with this.