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Joseph Bathis, 3, and Alica Davis, 6, hold hands briefly as they walk from St. Matthew's House to the Tree of Life Church a couple blocks away Tuesday in Naples. The two are staying with their moms at the homeless shelter. In an attempt to circumvent a possible moratorium on building homeless shelters in Bonita Springs, St. Matthew's House on Monday afternoon filed documents with the city for a new facility it hopes to break ground on within the next year. In a full page ad that ran Tuesday in the Naples Daily news, the board of directors addressed an open letter to Collier and south Lee County residents, accusing the shelter's opponents of being 'vocal, angry, driven by blind fear and largely uninformed...'

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Lexey Swall/Staff Joseph Bathis, 3, and Alica Davis, 6, hold hands briefly as they walk from St. Matthew's House to the Tree of Life Church a couple blocks away Tuesday in Naples. The two are staying with their moms at the homeless shelter. In an attempt to circumvent a possible moratorium on building homeless shelters in Bonita Springs, St. Matthew's House on Monday afternoon filed documents with the city for a new facility it hopes to break ground on within the next year. In a full page ad that ran Tuesday in the Naples Daily news, the board of directors addressed an open letter to Collier and south Lee County residents, accusing the shelter's opponents of being "vocal, angry, driven by blind fear and largely uninformed..."

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