The National Alliance to End Homelessness reports of the approximately 636,000 individuals who are homeless on a given night in America, nearly 4 in 10 are unsheltered. This exemplifies the need for supporting homeless shelters across the nation. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports how some Gainesville shelters are getting some much needed financial support.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHomelessGrants.mp3]
The Lake City community is working to help a family of eight that lost their home in a fire last week. Donations so far include mattresses, shoes, toothbrushes and sports equipment for the kids, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money toward a down payment on a new house.