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Churches collecting donations for homeless

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MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Churches in Wood County are coming together to fight an age-old problem: helping the homeless.

It's called Project Backpacks-n-Bags. The Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation (MVUUC) and Broken Chains Church are asking for donations. They say homelessness isn't just a city problem, and they're trying to fill dozens of backpacks to pass out to those in need.

Reverend Lynn Kerr says she is still haunted by a phone call she got from a pregnant teenage girl years ago.

"I couldn't find a place to have her a night, and I never wanted that to happen again," Kerr said. "I want to be able to, at the very least, offer her some things that will help keep her warm."

Reverend Kerr says they are most in need of sleeping bags. Donations don't need to be new items, they just need to keep people warm when they have nowhere else to go.

For more information, visit the MVUUC website here.

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