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Adopt a Bed and be a life saver! Our homeless neighbors need your help today — you will make a difference!

The winter is behind us (yay!) but our homeless neighbors in Harford County still need our help.

I've been executive director of FCCAU, the agency that operates the Welcome One Emergency Shelter in Belcamp for over a year and a half now and I've witnessed the compassion and caring of the volunteers who help at our shelter and our donors who continue to give in these tough economic times.

It is a fact for any charity, that as need rises (in a bad economy), charitable giving slows down. Harford County government is a great partner in what we do, along with local foundations, private citizens and local businesses. Summer is a slow time of year for giving and if you have read this far (bless you!) we need your help.

Right now, you can Adopt a Bed at our shelter for only $31 — that's the true cost of sheltering one man or woman for one night, giving them three meals, transportation, laundry and shower facilities and case management that will help to start to turn their life around. Welcome One is the only full-service emergency shelter in the county that serves both men and women — all 31 beds are full most nights.

Please go to our website: www.welcomeoneshelter.com and click on the "Donate Now" button. You will be changing a life — you will be a true life saver :-D

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J May 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Thank you for this information. Breaking it down like this, to the cost per bed of $31.00, makes me see that even such a small amount can really help. I'm clicking to donate now.
Patricia Eiler May 29, 2012 at 02:24 PM
You're right, Susan. The need just continues to grow. Thank you for getting the message out there in whatever way you can.

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