Local food pantry keeps doors open during freezing temperatures

Chrissy Suttles

Cindy Slama found herself homeless three years ago after her then-fiance’ drained the family’s mortgage money to satisfy his cocaine addiction. Slama refused to leave the house from which she was being evicted until her brother moved all of her belongings to a tiny Ravenna apartment, leaving her with a fraction of the life she spent years building, and little hope for a new beginning. Her family was acrimonious   — telling her she should have been more involved in the affairs of her fiance’.