Young Utahn calls on community to help fund resource centers

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – There was a strong call to action from the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Thursday.

In August, the Miller Family committed to matching donations to help build up the new homeless resource centers in Salt Lake County. Since then, the county has gathered $1.2 million in donations. The Miller Family will match and they’re calling on everyone in Salt Lake County to contribute what they can to help build up the shelters and take care of those in need.

Ten-year-old Emma Mitchell handled the call to action Thursday.

“Because my family lives so close to downtown Salt Lake, we’ve seen and met a lot of homeless people over the last few years. Sometimes it’s just one person, sometimes it’s an entire family, some with kids my age. When I see them, I realize they don’t have the things that they need,” said Emma.

All donations will be matched by the Miller Family up to $10 million and every penny they say will help build the shelters.

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