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NewsChannel 3 takes action to help homeless in Norfolk

Posted at 12:23 AM, Nov 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-25 00:23:46-05

The story of Neal Shytles, the Norfolk homeless man whose only wish was to spend Thanksgiving with a family, has touched the hearts of people all over the country.  However, there are still hundreds of homeless who desperately need help. NewsChannel 3 took action to help the men at the Union Mission shelter in Norfolk Monday night, going on a nearly $600 shopping spree for much-needed blankets and hooded sweatshirts.

There are still several other items the Union Mission still needs:

-Exercise mats, which are used to sleep on

-Hooded men’s sweatshirts in every size

-Larger sized coats for women

-Bus passes ($19 for packs of five available at Farm Fresh)

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