Annual gala held for 'The Partnership for the Homeless'

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Bill Ritter has more on the event. (WABC)

The annual gala for "The Partnership for the Homeless" was held Thursday night on the Upper East Side.

More than a million dollars was raised at the event.

The money will help support a homeless shelter, and more importantly get people into affordable housing.

Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter introduced the incomparable opera singer and a real life force Jessye Norman.

60,000 people are sleeping in New York City shelters, that's the highest level in decades.
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