The Red Roof homeless shelter – one of the oldest in Montreal – may have to shutter its doors in the coming days due to a lack of funding.

“The current financial state is dire,” explained George Greene of St. Michael’s Mission. “Our expenses have gone through the roof – the demands from the client base are definitely high right now.

In the past few weeks, two large donors inexplicably pulled their support from the shelter, and money is fast running out.