Help the homeless in the Twin Ports

Give what you can and make a difference to the more than 1,000 Twin Ports residents who were homeless or lacked affordable housing in 2012. To help them through the winter, the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Duluth and the Human Development Center’s Homeless Project and Project Reach Out have teamed up to launch Homeless Project Supply Drive 2013.

This month, volunteers will collect items needed by people living in poverty.
Here’s where you come in:

Items needed include warm clothing, nonperishable snack food, personal-hygiene items, sleeping bags, blankets, tents and backpacks.

Supply drives will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart in Superior and on Jan. 19 at the Walmart in Hermantown. In addition, all US Bank locations in Duluth and Essentia Health St. Mary’s Superior Clinic have collection bins in their lobbies through Jan. 21. Monetary donations can be made at humandevelopmentcenter.org.

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