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WOONSOCKET â€” Pastor Gene Giguere says heâ€™s long felt as though the Harvest Community Churchâ€™s 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.
â€śUp to now weâ€™ve just been alleviating pain,â€ť he said. â€śThis is a step toward a cure.â€ť
Giguereâ€™s comments came as he joined a whoâ€™s 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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