Workers from various agencies and volunteers from a number of community groups staffed the shelter.
Workers from various agencies and volunteers from a number of community groups staffed the shelter. jhamlin@newsobserver.com
Workers from various agencies and volunteers from a number of community groups staffed the shelter. jhamlin@newsobserver.com

Shelter in Smithfield offered warmth to homeless

February 27, 2015 7:41 AM

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