Mayor highlights homeless prevention program

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mayor Sly James announced Thursday that Kansas City neighborhoods have teamed up with Wells Fargo to support revitalization.

Mayor James made the announcement at the Liberty Memorial where the city and Wells Fargo's neighborhood-lift program presented a $500-thousand grant to eight nonprofit organizations.

Mayor James said the city and Wells Fargo want to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness in the area, espcially homelessness among veterans.

The organizations will share the money, according to the Mayor.  All the organizations are committed to neighborhood revitalization including homeless prevention programs for veterans and their families.

The organizations include reStart, which will get $250 dollars.

The other organizations benefiting from the grant include Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph, Guadalupe Centers, Kansas Children's Service League, Reengage, Sheffield Place, Women's Employment Network and Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center.