Crossroads receives $100-K to address increased demand

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Crossroads Rhode Island is getting some badly needed financial help. The Rhode Island Foundation has presented Crossroads with a check for $100,000 to deal with the overflow conditions it's confronting this year.

Crossroads president Anne Nolan says they saw more homeless people by the end of July as they did in all of 2009.

"This money is actually filling a hole for us right now because we have been so overwhelmed," she says. "Our budget was just blown to hell. This is helping us operate and keep the lights on right now."

The emergency grant was made possible in part from the George M. and Barbara H. Sage Fund managed by the Rhode Island Foundation.

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