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Thanks to donations from the community, Samaritan House says it will reopen

Since launching the campaign in April, $451,000 has been raised for the organization.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Samaritan House, a place for people in Charlotte experiencing homelessness, announced Wednesday that it plans to reopen thanks to the large community support of the organization’s “Save Our Home'' campaign.

According to a new release, since launching the campaign in April, $451,000 has been raised for the organization.  

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“Due to post-pandemic inflation and an increase in demand, we had to cease operations while planning a new direction for the organization; luckily, our home is saved!” Executive Director, Rodney Tucker, said. “With donations well exceeding our goal, we have renovated the house and will be able to serve 12 people at a time, reaching over 100 clients per year.”  

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The organization is still requesting community support and donations can be made at: thesamaritanhouse.org. Volunteer applications are open and the next volunteer orientation is on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Interested parties can visit thesamaritanhouse.org/volunteer to fill out an application and sign up for the orientation.

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