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World Homeless Day: Union Mission shares ways on how to give back in Hampton Roads

Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 18:09:59-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Thursday, October 10 is World Homeless Day, and there are small ways you can help that could pay off in really big ways when it comes to providing food and helping some people get off of the streets.

Union Mission

The Union Mission says it has been the largest provider of services for the homeless in Hampton Roads for more than 127 years, with hundreds of men, women and children being helped with shelter every single day.

In 2018, more than 2,000 people were sheltered, more than 3,000 received services through the Union Mission's day centers, hundreds found employment and more than 600 homeless individuals secured housing.

“We have the holidays coming up. The holidays are particularly a hard time for people without a home or family. For $2.08, you can buy Thanksgiving dinner for someone in need. So, can you imagine what you can do with $20 or $50. It really helps," said Linda Jones with the Union Mission.

The Union Mission Ministries does not receive any state or federal funding – the organization relies solely on the generosity of the community.

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