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Raise a Roof campaign kicks off to build rapid housing in Oak Ridge and combat homelessness

Officials said that the Trinity Out-Reach Center of Hope will build a quadplex and duplex at Hamilton Circle where families can have a place to call home.
Credit: TORCH

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Families experiencing homelessness in Oak Ridge may soon be able to call a place home, because of the Trinity Out-Reach Center of Hope's "Raise a Roof!" campaign.

The campaign is meant to provide rapid housing for families with children and people with severe disabilities until permanent housing is available, or their financial situation recovers. Officials said that the project will consist of a quadplex and duplex built at Hamilton Circle, which will be able to house 26 people at a time.

On March 9, TORCH will also host a drive-through lunch where people can receive more information about the project. It will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge, officials said.

The organization serves people experiencing homelessness or who are in jeopardy of becoming homeless. They also serve people who cannot find services due to a lack of documentation, such as a lack of identification or address.

Anyone who wants to donate to the organization can go to their website. the donation goal for the Raise a Roof campaign is $50,000 and people can donate online, too.

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