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Homeless Shelters Need Help

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While it may not look like much on the outside, the building at 824 west 3rd street in

Davenport is home to something special.

Three times a week, nearly 200 people come here to eat - and avoid starvation.

But come December first, this building will be even more - A home to those without one.

Chris Dunn, Shelter Director for Kings Harvest Ministries, said many are waiting to get in, with cold weather approaching.

"Right now, people are pretty excited for us to open. I've been talking to people out on the street and they wish we were open right about now, that's for sure."

The King's Harvest shelter can house more than 70 people each night and are open during the coldest of months, from the beginning of December to the middle of April.

But while the people of kings harvest want to help as many as they can, there are limitations to what they can do.

"This shelter runs on a shoestring budget. We can offer people a good nights sleep and not a whole lot else because that's all we can do," says Dodd

And that's why the shelter needs help.

Many people are needed to serve food, check people in and perhaps most importantly: stay overnight to make sure everyone is safe and given the care they need.

"It's a big operation, so we need a lot of volunteers....There is a need and if you want to fill that need, we can provide the opportunity to do that."