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Local Homeless Shelters Need Supplies for Winter
The weather is changing fast, and this means winter supplies are needed for homeless shelters in central Illinois.
Shelters are seeing more people use the facilities now since the colder weather is here.
Workers at New Direction in Jacksonville have seen more people come in, and more supplies are being used.
"We're not here during the day," New Directors shelter director Vanessa Tyus said. "I'm usually here with some of my workers, and we're getting knocks on the door asking just if they can come in and stay warm."
Representatives from New Direction said food supplies and other goods are seen leaving shelves quickly.