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Tue October 16, 2012
Local Homeless Shelter Receives State Surplus Supplies
A homeless shelter in Marion is taking part in a state of Illinois initiative to help the homeless stay warm this winter.
The Lighthouse Shelter is one of ten locations across the state providing winter supplies to the homeless. The supplies are surplus materials donated by the state such as back packs, army boots, and winter coats. Lighthouse executive director Sharon Atchinson says the demand for these types of items is growing. Atchinson says they hope to provide winter supplies to as many as 400 people. The supplies will be available by the end of this week.
For more information, contact The Lighthouse Shelter in Marion at 618-993-8180.