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Marshall charity makes big move

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My Friend's House in downtown Marshall, Texas was once a safe haven for those who didn't have a meal. Now, the building looks empty and the sign is gone, but if you ask the owners, it isn't a step backward; it's a step forward into homeless shelter to the east of town.  

 "We came to a conclusion that people needed housing more than anything else we could provide," said David Snow.

The Snow's, the couple that runs the charity, said there just wasn't enough room in the old house. They said they've served almost 100 residents since setting up shop in 2011.

"People come every day. We get calls from people need a house, need a place to stay," Snow said.

The Snow's said it's the only place of its kind in Marshall. Other homes target specific populations of homeless like women or those with addictions.

"We are a homeless shelter, we are not a rehab program. We do just provide shelter and a place to live," Carolyn Snow said Wednesday.

My friend's house opens its doors to everyone and the owner remembers one child's reaction to the home.

"His daddy said that he was happier here than he had ever been in his life. And that's just sad to think that the happiest place for him is a homeless shelter."

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