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Paso Robles nonprofit receives shipping container as a donation after break-in

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Paso Cares, a nonprofit Paso Robles that helps the homeless, received a donation of a storage unit after last month’s break-in of their storage shed. The shed was used to store items for Paso Cares Warming Stations. These Warming Stations provide temporary shelter and dinner to the homeless. 

The organization had to put Warming Stations on hold due to their storage shed being broken into on Dec. 28. Items that were stolen include lanterns, bags, socks, toiletries and food, a backpack and a computer.

On Jan. 8, Paso Cares received a donation from Ritter Construction of a 20-foot long shipping container.

“Not only does the shipping container offer a more-secured storage facility for our warming station supplies, it is large enough to accommodate clients personal belongings, which cannot be taken to the warming station sites,” said Ed Gallagher, the organization’s president.

Since the break-in, the organization has also received many more donations of sleeping bags, blankets, clothing, funds, and other items from the community.

Paso Cares will reopen its Warming Station beginning Thursday, Jan. 18 as cold temperatures are forecasted.

For more information on Paso Cares Warming Station, call (805)-712-4710. 

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