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Ground was broken for the new Village of Hope Thursday afternoon at 525 Mississippi Ave. N.W. The $1.4 million facility is expected to be completed in eight months. From left are Ours to Serve House of Hospitality Executive Director Rebecca Hoffman and board members Scott Thorson, Lori Theis, Cheryl Yarnott, Sue Snider, Diana Baer and Lois Jenkins. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Village of Hope: Breaking ground on new homeless shelter

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"This feels good," a woman said as she pitched a shovel full of dirt into the air.

Community members gathered along Mississippi Avenue Northwest Thursday afternoon as they officially broke ground on Village of Hope, an emergency shelter for homeless families.

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