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Reaching out to help those in need in Marion County


Project Hope is an organization that began in 2006. Today it is housing families and expanding its services in Ocala. The organization will be purchasing an apartment complex to house homeless families.

Project Hope of Marion County will soon be the owner of Knight Apartments with the recent approval of a $1.15 million loan. The group will provide homeless families with a place to live and help finding jobs, while also teaching life management skills.

The group is holding a fundraiser May 30th to raise money for housing and utilities.

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