Homeless Face Challenges During Cold Weather

Staying warm during the cold winter months can be a tough task especially if you're a male and homeless in Pitt County.

The only homeless shelter in Pitt County is the Greenville Community Shelters and they have no more beds available for men.

The shelter director says they have 50 beds available and with the economy still bad and the cold temperatures, sometimes they have to turn people away.

If they don't have beds they usually get help from the Salvation Army, Social Services, or churches.

Although the men's side is full the woman's side is about 85 percent.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 at 03:55 AM
    With all the empty buildings due to failing business and ALL THE MONEY obama and michele WASTE on vactions and traviling for fun, why don't they open homeless shelters. Obama isn't doing ANYTHING he claimed. At least HELP OUT THE HOMELESS!!!
  • by Tom Location: Eastern North Carolina on Dec 18, 2009 at 02:55 AM
    Blessed are the givers for they walk with God
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Dec 17, 2009 at 09:18 PM
    Seems to me like someone needs to break a sweat and move some of those beds around. How hard could it be to rearrange a little?
  • by concerned Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    Why would you turn people away? Why can't it be a first come first serve? If there are more homeless males than females and the female side isn't completely full, wouldn't it just make more sense to put males in those spots or whoever showed up and needed the bed instead of turning them away?

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