Outpouring of donations saves Holy GroundAn unemployed woman gave $5. Another woman sold her belongings at a yard sale and donated the $200 profit. Churches pitched in, too.
As word spread that Holy Ground Homeless Shelter was facing eviction, scores of people dropped by Pasco County's only all-inclusive homeless shelter to give whatever they could to keep the doors open.
Their generosity saved the day.
Not only did shelter founder Lisa Barabas-Henry raise the $7,900 needed to halt the eviction, but she said she'll even have enough money to pay July's rent of $2,300.
"I feel so overwhelmed," Barabas-Henry said. "The love I've felt from people is priceless."
The shelter opened in 1992. It helps provide food and lodging to families in need, in addition to church services and drug and alcohol treatment.
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