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EDITORIAL: Help needs to continue for homeless

At the end of this week, an organization caring for Malheur County’s neediest goes away. Harvest House, a nonprofit at work since 2003, has decided to close up. But that doesn’t mean the people it serves disappear along with the organization.

Harvest House didn’t run out of customers. It ran out of money. The board decided the prospects were daunting for putting more cash in the tank to keep going. Board members get credit for facing reality and making a hard choice.

In recent times, Harvest House served about 150 people a month, many of them homeless. The Ontario charity provided food, helped with housing, and connected people with health care. For area police agencies, this service has been vital as a place to steer or even . . .