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Helping those in need

January 31, 2014
The Inter-Mountain
The Inter-Mountain photo by Melissa Toothman
From left, Ezra Lepowitz with Mountain CAP and Parish House Director Alicia Rapking prepare packages Thursday for people who are homeless, near homeless or experiencing housing issues. The bags — which are filled with nonperishable food items and personal hygiene items — will be distributed today during the Point-in-Time Count Homeless Lunch, which will take place at noon at the Upshur Parish House. In order to measure homelessness in larger areas, volunteers ‘count’ how many people appear to be homeless at any given ‘point in time,’ Upshur County Family Resource Network Director Joyce Harris-Thacker said Thursday. Instead of counting, agencies and businesses in the Buckhannon area — including the Upshur Parish House, the Upshur County FRN and others — are inviting people experiencing housing issues to the lunch.


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