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VENICE- ‘Giving Hope’ a Venice non-profit is running out of hope but if they shut down, so will an essential resource.

Since the construction on U.S-41 bypass which began about a year ago, it caused sales at their main shop in North Venice to see a massive decline in sales.

The South Venice location receives some its funding from the North location, which provides clothes, shower and laundry to the homeless.

At the back of the shop, there’s “Venice Moms Helping Hands” that is ran by Alyssa Reinbolt, a mother herself who started the resource center to help other mothers in need.

She provides, food, baby formula, diapers and anything a mother could need.

She’s worried that if “Giving Hope” shuts its doors, so will she.

To help go to https://www.gofundme.com/save-giving-hope-resource-center

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Krystel Knowles
Krystel Knowles joined SNN in February of 2016. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Mass Communications and minors in News Editorial and Telecommunication Production. Krystel is trilingual- fluent in Spanish, English and French (and picked up some Portuguese while studying abroad in Brazil). Krystel started her career in print journalism. She was a correspondent for the St. Pete Times Newspaper, staff writer for Focus Magazine, and head reporter and photographer for South Tampa community news publication. In 2011, she made the switch from print to broadcast journalism. She has since worked as a photojournalist for Fox 35 in Orlando, and also as a photojournalist/multimedia journalist for ABC action news in Tampa. Although she was born in Tampa, Krystel moved to New Port Beach, California within a few months. She then spent 8 years in Lima, Peru before moving to Miami, Florida. While living in Peru, Krystel danced at the National School of Ballet and sang in a choir. Her passion for ballet led Krystel to figure skating in 2015. Her other hobbies include: skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and traveling.