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Emergency Shelter Getting Holiday Love

The Emergency Shelter has helped more than two hundred men in providing them a place to stay during the winter, the shelter's Facebook page said.

In return, multiple community groups are showing some love to the shelter.

Identity Sportswear in Covington donated ten new mattresses for the shelter's bunk beds as well as zip-up hooded sweatshirts for all the shelter's guests.

The St. Augustine 4-H Club visited last week to decorate for the holidays.

When the shelter was at capacity last week, St. John United Church of Christ in Bellevue and First Church of Christ in Burlington hosted some of the guests overnight. According to the shelter, it would have had to turn people away were it not for the compassion of these churches. Eleven guests were given shelter for seven nights along with showers and hospitality.

When the shelter needed a new dryer, Rehab Medical and its Office Manager Katie Bruening initiated a gift of $500 to put toward the purchase. The dryer was delivered last week.

Earlier in December, the shelter got a gift card in the amount of $100, purchased from spare change. According to the Emergency Shelter, Ruth Dickerson and her daughter, Jenny, along with employees at the Hilton saved their change and picked up coins found on the ground during their walks. The shelter said that the $100 would buy 40 gallons of milk.

Pete Knochelmann of Schneller Air dropped off a basket full of ten needed items, such as garbage bags, coffee, creamer, plastic spoons, paper goods, and socks.

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