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Emergency winter overflow shelter in Cedar Rapids opens on Friday

With bitterly cold weather starting early this fall, Linn County made it a priority to open an overflow shelter for people experiencing homelessness “as soon as we possibly could,” said Ashley Balius, community outreach and assistance director for Linn County Community Services. […]

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Iowa City musician raises money and awareness for homeless shelter

In under 48 hours this past weekend, Iowa City musician Brendan O’Keefe (Cuticle) raised more than $2,100 to purchase a dozen cots for the Winter Emergency Shelter (1925 Boyrum St.). O’Keefe, who stopped by the shelter to see friends working there on Friday night as temperatures dipped well below freezing, noticed that there were insufficient […]

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