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Clermont County women's shelter receives a new makeover in time for Thanksgiving

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In time for the Thanksgiving holiday, families in need at a YWCA women's shelter in Clermont County have a new living space to enjoy.

Volunteers with ReSource , a Cincinnati non-profit organization, partnered with corporate donors to provide a makeover for the family room.

The improvements included the removal of the old carpet and replacing it with new family friendly floors, repainting the entire space and adding a feature wall detail to brighten up the area.

Volunteers also installed lighting fixtures, replaced the curtains and added new furniture.

"Having the ReSource team come and provide the curtains and the couches and the TVs and the stands and the book shelves gives the women an opportunity to feel like 'I'm here, I'm ok and I can start over' and so I'm extremely grateful," said Biana Edwards, the YWCA house manager.

After two weeks of renovations, the big reveal took place on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The exact location was not publicized to protect the women staying at the shelter.

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