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Help Sought For Unsheltered In Greene County During Pandemic

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Local hotel owners are being asked to offer rates of $150 a week per unit for up to four weeks to homeless individuals and families.

The Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ COVID-19 Task Force is calling the effort the Merciful Nights Campaign.  They’re also asking people to donate to a fund to help house the homeless in Greene County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal is to provide 150 hotel rooms for 150 households that are “hyper-vulnerable” to contracting COVID-19.

According to the Community Partnership, of the 175 homeless individuals that access meal sites each day in Springfield, more than half meet hyper-vulnerable or elevated vulnerability criteria.

To contribute to the Merciful Nights Campaign, go to cpozarks.org/covid19 or mail a check to Community Partnership of the Ozarks at 330 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806.