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Helping the Homeless in Wapato

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Wapato, WASH.-- A group of friends make it a tradition to spread some holiday cheer among the homeless every year.

Over 80 people gathered in a homeless shelter in Wapato Saturday. Several volunteers made a big meal, and everyone in need of some warm winter gear got scarves, gloves and hats.

Volunteers said they make it a point to come to the shelter once a month.

"Everybody kind of potlucks, and we do different things for the homeless shelter here," said Wanda Sampson, a volunteer at Noah's Ark. "We want them to know that there are people that care about them."

Noah's Ark is a drop in shelter. They provide meals and also have showers and beds for people to use.

Volunteers said they're seeing more local homeless people, and they hope their dedication to the shelter gives them hope.

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