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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:38 PM

Want to help the homeless? The Miller family will match up to $10 million in donations for services

The Miller family, which owns more than 60 car dealerships and the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz, will match up to $10 million in donations for programs and services at three new homeless shelters in Salt Lake County.

“We can‘t afford to turn our back on the homeless and those who are less fortunate,” Larry H. Miller Cos. owner Gail Miller said at Thursday’s announcement. Choking up as she came to the next thought, she said: ”We cannot afford to sacrifice the future of the children affected by homelessness. We must give them hope.”

The three new shelters are expected to come on line by July 2019 — when the downtown Salt Lake City shelter at 210 S. Rio Grande St. would close — and provide comprehensive, all-day services that would more effectively connect homeless people with jobs, treatment and housing.

Kathy Bray, president and CEO of Volunteers of America, Utah, said Thursday that such services can come in all shapes and sizes.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/08/17/want-to-help-the-homeless-the-miller-family-will-match-up-to-10-million-in-donations-for-services-at-new-shelters/

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