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Donations to homeless shelter ready to be used

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- It's going towards the ever expanding Union Gospel Mission, they're adding two four unit houses to their arsenal in combating homelessness.

At the end of the week, the Mission hopes to close on two apartment buildings off Edison St. in Kennewick and plan to make them transitional housing for homeless families.

The Raise Your Tent charity event raised ten thousand dollars for the Mission and they don't know if it will go towards the large down payment or the furnishing of the apartments but they are grateful for the generosity.

The Mission hopes to start housing people in the units this coming spring. They say years of saving allowed them to buy the units but the donations were very much needed.