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AgFirst contributes $50,000 to fight homelessness in the Midlands

The COVID-19 pandemic amplified the burden homeless individuals face. To help homeless men and women in the Midlands, AgFirst recently donated $50,000 to Transitions Homeless Shelter. This donation helped Transitions purchase essential items like bed rails, ladders, disposable food serving containers and cleaning supplies and make needed kitchen equipment repairs.

Transitions is the largest and most comprehensive homeless center in the Midlands. Even as conditions worsened throughout the pandemic, the center continued to fulfill its mission, offering much-needed services to the area's homeless population.

“Transitions provides a crucial role in our community through its work to stabilize the lives of the homeless,” said AgFirst President and CEO Tim Amerson. “We are glad to do our part in supporting the organization, so it can continue to serve all who come through its doors.”

This year alone, Transitions has served 3,110 people, aided more than 267 in finding permanent housing and helped 188 find employment—a key first step in moving toward independence.