Harmony House Executive Director Kelly Blankenship puts a bag with essentials onto a likely homeless person's belongings under the Gazebo in Mansfield's Central Park on Tuesday night.

MANSFIELD -- Kelly Blankenship was driving back toward Harmony House late Tuesday night, the annual "point-in-time" count complete.

As the homeless shelter executive director stopped her car at the intersection of Third and Walnut streets, a man walked toward the vehicle. He asked for "a couple of bucks to buy food," saying he was sleeping in a nearby alley.

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