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Keeping the homeless safe

 

Last updated 3/21/2015 at 5:44pm

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Last month when another homeless man in Eagle Butte lost his life to the cold, Pastor Pauline Webb of the United Church of Christ and her assistant Adell White-dog opened the doors to the Mustard Seed as a shelter to keep an otherwise overlooked group of people safe. "Part of the reason we opened this shelter was because these people didn't have any place to go. The ones that get turned away from the tribe's homeless shelter are the ones that are going to come here" White-dog said... "Since opening their doors as many as 78 people a night have found shelter from the cold."

EAGLE BUTTE, SD-The tiny building is aptly named, the Mustard Seed, because great things have been happening there.

The Mustard Seed, situated half a block off Main Street in downtown Eagle Butte, on the Cheyenne River Indian reservation, is where kindhearted individuals have been volunteering their time to feed the homeless two or three times a week.

But last month when another homeless man in Eagle Butte lost his life to the cold, Pastor Pauline Webb of the United Church of Christ and her assistant Adell White-dog opened the doors to the Mustard Seed as a shelter to keep an othe...



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