A homeless shelter in Otsego County got a generous donation from the Northern Michigan Camping and RV Show. “We’ve pretty much been full since we’ve been opened at this location,” said Vicky Rigney, the vice president of The Refuge.

As reported by UpNorthLive.com, until last November, the shelter bounced from church to church with mats for people to sleep on.

Now, the group has a small house that can provide shelter for nine people at a time and feed them breakfast and dinner.

“It’s just amazing how much of a help this is to people who don’t have a place to stay, who don’t have a place to put their head down at night,” Rigney said.

At this year’s Northern Michigan Camping and RV Show, instead of charging an entry fee, it charged a donation of food or money for The Refuge.

It ended up raising more than $9,000 and about seven truck loads of food.

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