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Committee Abandons Homeless Shelter Plan

Officials say there was no way to get a shelter up and running before the middle of March

A St. Johnsbury, Vermont, committee has abandoned plans to establish an overnight warming shelter for homeless people this winter in the northeastern Vermont community.

Sue Cherry of the St. Johnsbury-based Community Restorative Justice Center says they're going to wait until next year.

She says there was no way to get a shelter up and running before the middle of March.

Cherry tells the Caledonian Record the momentum is there to get it going for next winter. She says organizers see a shelter as a way of meeting needs, serving the public and providing resources.

The committee is made up of members of a number of social service organizations in the region.

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