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Roseburg Dream Center gets $5,000 grant to help homeless

The Dream Center is a drop-in homeless shelter that runs Monday through Thursday.

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 4:19 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2019 4:59 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg Dream Center has received a $5,000 grant from Safeway to help cover costs at the shelter.

The Dream Center is a drop-in homeless shelter that runs Monday through Thursday. They provide homeless people with meals and clothing.

Shelter officials said they will use the money to pay for some of the resources they provide and for gearing up for the winter months.

They said all the money and items they receive are donations.

“It’s the satisfaction that it’s making a difference," said Timothy Edmondson, the executive director. "It’s like I see these people that I wouldn’t have given a dollar bill to, I see them so different now.”

From November to March, the Dream Center opens a warming center so homeless people can have somewhere to sleep when the temperature drops below 30 degrees.

Officials said it takes more than $40,000 to run it each year.

Right now, shelter officials say they extremely short-handed and are in need of volunteers for both the warming center and drop-in shelter. 

To visit their Facebook page, click here.

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