Grace Marketplace Officials Update City Leaders on Progress
Gainesville, FL -- Grace Marketplace officials went before the City of Gainesville leaders Thursday night to describe the progress they say they are making.
Executive Director of the Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry Theresa Lowe said since May, many people have gone there for help.
They provided dinner to more than a hundred people Wednesday night and they'll be offering GED classes starting Monday.
But there are some issues that need addressing. Officials said they will need another $20,000 a month to provide services and will be fundraising to get that money. It will also be at least another month before the indoor shelter will open. "Towards the end of September we will be opening our indoor shelter and we'll be providing shelter in there for 20 people to start, 10 men, 10 women, we're currently providing an overnight shelter under the outdoor pavilion for about 50 people a night," said Lowe.
The City and County are providing $154,000 each to the center this year.
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