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Randy Lee Morrison of Fort Myers packs away some bread Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Morrison, recently came out of homelessness in Feb. of this year with the help of the American Legion. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.

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Randy Lee Morrison of Fort Myers packs away some bread Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Morrison, recently came out of homelessness in Feb. of this year with the help of the American Legion. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.

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Randy Lee Morrison, left, talks with Post Commander, Kevin Boyd, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.
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Randy Lee Morrison talks about his tough times when he was homeless Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.
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Eugene Leath of Fort Myers  helps in the kitchen Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Leath has not been employed for 18 months. As part of his program with the American Legion, he has to perform various duties, one of which is community service. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.
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Eugene Leath talks about his misfortune that has lead to unemployment Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.
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Household items are seen for those in need Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.
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Randy Lee Morrison of Fort Myers packs away some bread Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at American Legion Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla. Morrison, recently came out of homelessness in Feb. of this year with the help of the American Legion. Local and federal agencies have partnered on a 100 day campaign to house homeless veterans. For example, Lee County's American Legion Post 38 is gathering donations to furnish apartments. Thirty-six homeless veterans have been housed as of May 23, according to Kim Hustad, program manager of family self-sufficiency for Lee County’s Department of Human Services.

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