PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A family shelter on the edge of downtown Providence is getting a makeover -- at least when it comes to paint color.
Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) is planning to lend a hand as work begins Wednesday morning to repaint the Crossroads Rhode Island shelter. The facility is one of 51 shelters across the country chosen by the U.S. Conference of Mayors for a fresh coat of paint.
The "Color Care Across America" program is being sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints.
The 24-hour shelter located in the nine-story, former Providence YMCA building on Broad Street is the state's largest provider of services to the homeless.