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New domes provide comfort for local homeless


December 23, 2020

Addam Reel, left, zip ties two supports for a dome for the homeless, while Louis Carreiro and Michael Westby watch.

Winter, for older folks like Louis Carreiro, can be oppressive.

"Everything hurts with the cold. I can't bend over or anything," he said, bundled in layers of coats at the Sweet Home Church of the Nazarene, where he and other homeless individuals have been camping this winter. "I'm in nowhere near the shape I need to work, and it's getting worse."

But things are improving for Carreiro and the other campers on the church grounds. Platforms built to get them off the ground are finally seeing use, and the residents last week helped construct domes over their tents to create a better buf...

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