SPD, Dignity for Divas team up to help homeless

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by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News

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Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM

SEATTLE -- On a cold January night, as many rush to get indoors there was a group determined to stay out. 
 
Nikki Gane started an effort with about a dozen volunteers called Dignity for Divas as a way to help homeless women by bringing them hygiene items, food and clothes. Recently, the group joined with Seattle police to work as a team. Officer Dave Hockett with SPD's Community Police Team said it is a great partnership.
 
Gane decided to help others after dealing with difficult times.
 
"It's important because I was there. I was homeless I know what it feels like to just be invisible to everybody," said Gane.
 
Friday night the team traveled in a Seattle police bus to areas where homeless are known to gather.
 
"You see everyone and it is very overwhelming," said Gane.
 
The police partnership allows Dignity for Divas to work later and reach more people.
 
"It is the best feeling in the world," said Gane.
 
The group is always seeking donations to keep there outreach effort going. To learn more about Dignity for Divas: http://dignityfordivas.com/
 

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