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Group helping Missoula homeless during COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 20:32:37-04

MISSOULA — The Hope Rescue Mission of Missoula is coordinating efforts to service the homeless population during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Volunteers are in communication with other non-profits, such as the Poverello Center, to bring food and hygiene items to people experiencing homelessness.

Local doctors who are among the volunteers are helping check for symptoms in the camps and will be going out every weekend. The organization says they bring supplies to these areas regularly but are expanding efforts during this time.

"We're just making sure that our folks that are staying out in the elements are taken care of. And making sure that if any viruses, the COVID-19, is going around then we'll be able to respond to that pretty immediately," Director of Outreach April Seat said.

Other vulnerable populations can call 549- HOPE for help with groceries or prescription pick up.