(KMOV) – The Illinois budget crisis is forcing agencies that count on state funding to get creative. Directors of a Granite City homeless shelter are trying to fill the gap by turning old treasures into new cash.
The Good Samaritan House is home to 10,000 families, and lately, it’s getting harder to meet the growing demand for help because finances are shrinking and state funding has been cut almost in half.
To diversify its income, the house started a resale shop, and volunteers have been busy getting the shop ready for its grand opening. The clothing and household items are all donated, and every cent raised will support the shelter. And as News 4’s Larry Conners reports, that’s Good News 4 a Change.