Rockford organizations, helping those in need, receive a financial boost from D.C.

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A number of organizations that open their doors to Rockford’s homeless get help from the Nation’s Capital.

The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development distributed emergency service grants throughout the country.

Over $130,000 was split between four Rockford non-profits that offer people a place to stay instead of the street.

Remedies and other shelters were among recipients. Along with Second First Church who held their first over night cafe last winter.

With the early cold temperatures the money is expected to quickly be put to use.

“This is all about making sure the citizens of Rockford, whether they have a home or not have some place to be in our dangerously cold temperatures,” said Rockford Human Services Department Interim Executive Director, Litisa Wallace.

The organizations will be able to use the funds for the next two years.

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