ST. CLOUD - Yesterday, we told you the story of  the recent 90% funding cut for local emergency food and shelter services. This cut took this year's amount of funding down from nearly $200,000 to 19,334.

These funds are used by local agencies like Anna Marie's Alliance, an emergency shelter for abused women and children. They've historically received around $50,000 from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

Jacque French is the Director of Development for Anna Marie's. She says these types of cuts severely affect staffing at the shelter.

French says community members should consider helping agencies like Anna Marie's in whatever way they can in these tough times.