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Remodel spices things up at SHEM, despite virus


April 1, 2020

TOM TOTH registers grocery recipients last week outside SHEM headquarters on Long Street, where a $25,000 remodeling project was finished just as the coronavirus shutdown hit.

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries volunteers are enjoying some massive upgrades to the aid organization's headquarters on Long Street, but thanks to the coronavirus shutdown, clients aren't – right now, anyway.

Last week, Board Member Tom Toth was sitting outside the front door, under a pop-up as rain descended, registering recipients for that day's distribution of food.

Though coronavirus precautions limit who can be in the building, behind Toth was, essentially, a brand-new facility for the organization, which has been handling much of Sweet Home's charitable outreach since it was found...

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