Hands Across Decatur receives no city funding and little assistance in its mission to help the homeless, a situation the director says is based on a fear the organization will attract homeless people to the city but that some officials say is because the nonprofit needs to demonstrate financial accountability. 

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Ben Dover

No question Ms. Terrell is doing good, but she can't expect the city, county or any government organization to spend tax money on a loose organization. There are a lot of requirement a non-profit must meet to show they are responsibily run, with cross checks for financial accountability not just for money but also human and material resources, valid delivery to deserving individuals, with some degree of success.

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