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Guardian Angels Catholic Church member Dean Sherburne works last week during renovation efforts in the rectory building. The building in September will play host to Washington County's only homeless shelter.

'Angels' to the rescue

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Denny Farrell was well aware of the homeless population in Washington County.

So when three Guardian Angels Catholic Church members who hoped to bring a shelter to the church approached Farrell - the parish administrator and longtime volunteer with Twin Cities-based homeless organizations - he was all ears.


"I totally understood what was happening," he said.

The effort got immediate traction at the church and the surrounding faith community.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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