Donations received

Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network got a surprise donations when a business owner overheard someone say how the nonprofit had trouble finding toilet paper and cleaning supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time.

That right time, for a staff member of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network was a vehicle service shuttle.

The staff member for the nonprofit, which provides emergency housing for entire families, was worried about having enough toilet paper and other shelter supplies because of shortages at area stores.

It turned out that someone else in the shuttle vehicle has access to the supplies they needed, according to a March 17 Facebook post by the agency.

“In the shuttle was the president of iRely Software, who, after being dropped off at his workplace, ran back out with supplies for our shelter! AND the Kelley (Chevrolet) shuttle driver was so kind to help unload.”

The nonprofit posted a photo of several rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues and a container of disinfectant wipes, types of items out of stock or in short supply at area stores because of COVID-19. Just Neighbors, which reported it helped 86 families last year, is at 2925 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Messages left for iRely Software President George Olney weren’t returned as of press time.

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