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Michiana Five for the Homeless holds rally in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—A group of advocates known as Michiana Five for the Homeless held a rally in South Bend on Monday to show support for the local homeless population.

The group is asking the city to provide a permanent shelter for weather amnesty to open November 1 of each year.

They are angered by the city’s delay in opening this year’s weather amnesty shelter on Tutt Street.

“We want the same respect given to our homeless that we are often encouraged when the weather is cold to bring our pets inside. Why are we not doing that for our people,” said John Shafer, Board of Director for Michiana Five for the Homeless.

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