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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 …

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Eyes of a child see homelessness

There are many discussions about the number of homeless residents in the Gainesville area. Right now, much is being expected of a one stop homeless center. In the meantime, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mayci McLeod reports on the life of a child, who sees what being homeless is now. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Mayci McLeod.mp3]

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Area homeless can count on a meal of plenty at the St. Francis House on Thanksgiving Day

Once again, the St. Francis house is providing hot Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. After the controversy over meal limits last year, how is the shelter dealing with meal distribution this year? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett explored the issues and has this report. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPThanksgivingHomeless.mp3]

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Gators give back to Gainesville

The University of Florida football team may have played their last game in the Swamp on Saturday versus Appalachian State, but Head Coach Urban Meyer called an audible and had his players line up one more time in Gainesville. In all, Coach Meyer and his players filled over 500 bags for homeless and needy families in Gainesville. In addition to provisions, each bag was topped off with an orange Gator shirt.

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Homeless Advocates Rally To End Meal Limits

More than 750,000 people find themselves homeless every day in America. While shelters and organizations provide meals for those in need daily, still hundreds of thousands of people go hungry on a daily basis. No where is the issue more controversial than Gainesville where homeless advocates say current restrictions keep …

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