Tuesday, December 26, 2006

One special Christmas sparks memories at shelter...

by Nina Keck of Vermont Public Radio

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RUTLAND, VT (2006-12-25)

"(Host) Rutland's Open Door Mission provides temporary housing for the homeless.

Inside the old fashioned red brick building there's a thrift store with all types of used clothing and a soup kitchen which serves up three hot meals a day.

Sharon Russell is the Executive Director of the Mission.

She says the holidays can be especially difficult for those in shelters.

She told VPR's Nina Keck about one very special Christmas."

Thanks to Morgan of Norsehorse's Home Turf for finding this and sharing it. Morgan speaks of using this very same shelter during a hard spell for a few years and on one Christmas day upon his blog in the years he was living in Rutland, VT.

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