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Organizations aim to help Akron's homeless community as they prepare for winter, COVID-19 challenges

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 07:06:27-05

AKRON, Ohio — The homeless community in the Greater Akron area is preparing for the cold weather and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article from News 5 media partner Akron Beacon Journal.

An estimated 1,000 people living in Akron and the surrounding communities will be considered “unsheltered” or sleeping in areas not meant for habitation, according to ABJ.

While many experiencing homelessness seek warmth during winter months in one of the city’s emergency shelters, this year, due to the pandemic, spaces have been reduced to meet social distancing guidelines, ABJ said.

There are many organizations working to assist with the needs of the homeless community as winter approaches and are looking for donations to help those in need.

To learn more about donating and to read the full ABJ article, click here.