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Shelter helps residents gain employment

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TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

Stepping Stone Sanctuary in Trumann has helped almost all of their residents find jobs.

Of the 15 people living at the shelter, 11 have jobs.  

According to Pastor Jeff Weaver, who runs the shelter, once someone comes to live at the shelter they immediately begin working there.  

After spending some time at the shelter, the workers then assist the person in finding a job off site. 

"I was homeless on the street. For about a month, I couldn't find work," said Kevin Pitts, who lives at the shelter.  "We came from Paragould over to Trumann. Mr. Jeff let us come into the shelter. The first day I was here I went to work doing day labor."

"We have almost 100% success in getting people back in the workforce, and out on their own, off the street," Weaver said.  

He said this kind of success gives him a great feeling and his desire is to continue serving others through the shelter.  

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