9/28/05 -- Marshall, MO
As Nick Sweeney searches the classifieds for possible rental houses, his wife Gina patiently sits while seeking help and the use of a phone from Saline County American Red Cross volunteer Jean Harms.
Nick and Ginger Sweeney knock on every possible door seeking help and advice and find a helping hand from Jean Harms of the American Red Cross.
"We need a homeless shelter and we are going to fix this problem," complains a frustrated Saline County American Red Cross volunteer Jean Harms (right), "but it won't be in time to help you two, unfortunately."
Harms brought the Sweeney family situation to the attention of the Saline County Interagency Council and pressed the group to find answers to this type of situation in a county which does not have a homeless shelter.
Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY staff