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With the cooperation from Fareway Stores and Iowa Pork, CISS was able to put on an outstanding Giving Tuesday event by preparing and serving breakfast burritos with a dinner to follow. This event was over Zoom and on Facebook Live as well as following all mandates/precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In August 2019, Central Iowa Shelter Services (CISS), along with partnering sponsors, commissioned a study to explore future development of the area surrounding their home on Mulberry Corridor. The study was to envision future projects tackling a comprehensive look at fighting continued issues of homelessness.

“Take a second and let the cold set in,” O’Neil said in the brisk air. “We have Iowans today, during this pandemic, who are sleeping outside, who are sleeping in their cars, and who are faced with the battle of bitter cold.”

The new expansion represents a visible commitment to “be better” for the residents of Des Moines, O’Neil said.

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