Grant awarded to provide motel stays for Durango’s most vulnerable

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Grant awarded to provide motel stays for Durango’s most vulnerable

Community Compassion Outreach provides assistance to homeless
Frieda Nelson is staying at Motel Durango for at least 14 days thanks to Community Compassion Outreach, which was awarded $10,000 to provide motel rooms and other forms of rental assistance to La Plata County’s homeless population. Nelson, who has lived in Durango for 14 years, has been couch surfing and staying with family. She is considered at risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus. “This is so wonderful because it is painful to sleep on couches,” Nelson said.

Grant awarded to provide motel stays for Durango’s most vulnerable

Frieda Nelson is staying at Motel Durango for at least 14 days thanks to Community Compassion Outreach, which was awarded $10,000 to provide motel rooms and other forms of rental assistance to La Plata County’s homeless population. Nelson, who has lived in Durango for 14 years, has been couch surfing and staying with family. She is considered at risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus. “This is so wonderful because it is painful to sleep on couches,” Nelson said.
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