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Minot Area Homeless Coalition Charity 5K Fun Run and Walk

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Beautiful weather helped members of the Minot community turn out this morning to get some good exercise. and support a good cause in the process.

It was the 5th annual Minot Area Homeless Coalition Charity 5K Fun Run and Walk. Minot runners and walkers came out early this morning to hit the trail and donate to the coalition. While North Dakota's economy tops the charts across the nation, not every person or family is feeling the boost. And many of the people moving into the state don't realize how high the cost of living actually is. Fundraisers like this help to make sure the Homeless Coalition can continue to serve its seven counties.

"Even with the economic boom, and bringing all these people in, it brings other problems," says President of the Minot Area Homeless Coalition, Mac McLeod. "Rents are sky-high, for some people rents are out of reach. For some other people, their using over 60 percent of their income just to keep a roof over their head. If they do that, there are other things that go by the wayside.

The non-profit group helps people with rent and deposit assistance, utility payments, gas vouchers, food and emergency shelter and medication. 
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