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SHARE/WHEEL In Seattle Closes 15 Homeless Shelters

First Posted: 10/10/11 06:23 PM ET Updated: 12/10/11 05:12 AM ET

A Seattle homeless housing and resource system will close the doors of 15 shelters Monday night, forcing about 300 people onto the streets.

The homeless-run organization SHARE/WHEEL has run out of the government money it depends on, NWCN reports.

The nonprofit lost a large amount of money this year that it was previously granted through FEMA.

"We really need a stable source of funding," Jarvis Capucion, who is homeless and serves on SHARE/WHEEL's board of directors, told the news outlet.

SHARE/WHEEL is hosting a sleep-out to raise awareness Monday night, which is also World Homeless Action Day.

The organization is accepting donations.

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