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Building bridges for Paso’s homeless population

Modified: Friday, Feb 1st, 2013

Daniel Manueda rolls a tobacco cigarette as he waits for dinner in front of Second Baptist Church, where the People's Kitchen provides a hot evening meal to the hungry. Photo by Josh Petray.

PASO ROBLES — In the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country, volunteers labor into the wee hours of the night. It's not a harvest crush they're getting dirty with.

It's homelessness — and trying to eradicate it in Paso Robles.

Eighty-something year-old Ernie Miller is one of those people. For Miller, it took a real-life look at life on the streets in the city of San Luis Obispo's industrial core to ignite his fervor to help the homeless.

Miller started the group Paso Cares with the vision of opening a warming shelter and is now merging with Transitions Food & Shelter, Inc. to facilitate. Paso Cares wants to open the new warming shelter at Second Baptist Church on Riverside Avenue, across from Pioneer Park.

For the complete article see the 02-01-2013 issue.

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