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May 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

First Responders Honored by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

Montgomery County’s first responders were honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). County first responders were honored during the coalition’s 2018 Gala held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Thursday evening. “First responders are often the first people to interact with individuals experiencing homelessness,” […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Warming Shelter in Downtown Silver Spring Open Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7

With the dangerously cold temperatures continuing in Montgomery County, the shelter in Downtown Silver Spring will open Saturday and Sunday during the day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone without a warm place may take safe shelter from the cold at the Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, 2nd Floor, 8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Call […]

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January 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Cold Shelters to Open Across the County (VIDEO)

As extreme cold temperatures move through Montgomery County, local shelters are opening its doors during the day to help residents stay warm. The National Weather Service expects temperatures in the region to dip below 32 degrees over the next few days and with the wind chill factored in, temperatures on Friday are expected to plunge […]

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December 22, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Shelter Preparing for Colder Temperatures (VIDEO)

As the temperatures decrease for the winter, the amount of people visiting homeless shelters in Montgomery County increases. “We see a significant increase in the winter months,” said Jennifer Schiller, chief programs officer, Montgomery Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH).  “At least double, if not triple will be accessing our emergency shelter.” Winter starts on Nov. […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Food Bank Needs Help with Demand For Turkeys (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Updated 11.16.16 Manna Food Center needs 1,898 Turkeys. Original Post 11.15.16 The amount of people requesting help this holiday season is the highest number one local nonprofit has seen. Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg has received more than 10,000 requests from families in need of turkeys for Thanksgiving. “This year we have seen an increase by […]

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