WOONSOCKET â Pastor Gene Giguere says heâs long felt as though the Harvest Community Churchâs efforts to provide seasonal shelter for homeless men were akin to putting a Band-Aid on cancer, but yesterday he could see sunnier prospects for this troubled population.
âUp to now weâve just been alleviating pain,â he said. âThis is a step toward a cure.â
Giguereâs comments came as he joined a whoâs who of political figures, affordable housing developers and advocates for the homeless Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new homeless shelter, just for men, at 96 Burnside Ave.
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