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Shelter, Angel Cops Helping Homeless Stay Out Of The Cold


Close to 100 homeless people are falling asleep tonight indoors, in warm beds thanks to a local homeless shelter and charitable organization.

People were lining up to get in the Greenville Community Shelter Monday night, as temperatures are expected to drop into the teens overnight. The shelter has a capacity of 78 people, but didn't turn anyone away, making cots on the floor when they ran out of room. Charles Gray was one of the lucky people at the front of the line, and spoke with us about how important it was for him to stay out of the cold, even with his two coats, three shirts and hoodie bundled around him.

"Thank God for this shelter," Gray said. "It gives you some way to get out of the cold, a good night's sleep, and a meal, too."

The organization Angel Cops also stepped up, putting 15 homeless people in hotel rooms at the Camelot Inn on Memorial Drive in Greenville. They were also going door to door handing out donated food to those people Monday night.


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