No Home For The Holidays

As many people prepare to spend the holidays at home with their loved ones, there are some without a home this Christmas.

Workers at the Greenville Community Shelters are doing what they can to help make the holidays a little brighter for those staying there.

Shelter officials say every adult will get a gift bag filled with personal care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, blankets, and shower caddies. They also say people from the community adopted the shelter's children and bought gifts off their wish lists, including bicycles, games, clothing, books and other toys. The shelter says some of those presents will be delivered to families who recently left the shelter, while those currently staying there will open them Christmas morning.

Shelter director Lynne James says the shelter will have a buffet on Christmas day starting at 1:00 o'clock.

James says food donations are still needed. She says if you want to help, you can bring the food directly to the shelter on Christmas day. She says 36 kids and 78 adults will receive presents from the shelter this year.

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  • by Brittany Location: Greenville on Dec 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM
    Everyone who is judging the homeless, has no right to judge them. My dad has a ministry for the homeless and it is truly heartbreaking to hear their stories. Yes, a lot of them are addicted to drugs and alcohol but a lot of them have also been abused, molested, raped and witnessed horrible things as kids. It is ONLY by the grace of God that we are all not out there addicted to drugs and going through such hard trials. How dare any of you sit on your high horse and judge them, be careful what you say, you will get yours in eternity. God speaks strongly against mocking the homeless. We should all be praying for these people instead of judging them and making fun of them for living in a cardboard box. I will be praying for you all as well. Merry CHRISTmas!
  • by Brad on Dec 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    It must be easy to sit on your computer in your own home and make light of these people's situation. I've done some volunteer work down at the shelter and some of those people are there because they had no other choice. Not everyone there is just looking for a hand out. These people have nothing and its disgusting that some people find that this is something to make jokes about.
  • by For christmas Location: Enc on Dec 24, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    Christ is in front of that for a reason ..some of us is so bless just pray pray pray
  • by Mike on Dec 24, 2011 at 05:33 AM
    Is it me, or does it seem people are tired of helping people that won't help themselves?
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      by Lauren on Dec 24, 2011 at 02:51 PM in reply to Mike
      Mike have you ever visited the homeless shelter? Whatever preconceived notions you have about the homeless are making you sound very close minded. These people are trying to help themselves. While it's true that there are many homeless people on the streets who beg for money only to end up spending it on drugs or alcohol that isn't the case for for all homeless people. In order to even stay at the homeless shelter each night that you have to do a breathalyzer & cannot have even the slightest amount of alcohol in your system or you are turned away. They also have a zero tolerance policy against drugs as well. Who are you to say that these people aren't trying to help themselves? So maybe people like you might be tired of helping others in need but it's a good thing that for every person with a closed mind like yours, there are another two people willing to offer a helping hand. Merry CHRISTmas!
  • by ts Location: Bear grass on Dec 24, 2011 at 01:40 AM
    How do you contact them? I would like to bring some food? Can I cook it or does need to be in a package?
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      by Blessed on Dec 24, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to ts
      I feel certain you can cook it. I know they take pretty much any type of donations and always have a need.
  • by Population Control on Dec 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM
    Does nature provide this for the animals? Do successful lions run soup kitchens & shelters for unfortunate lions?
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      by porkchop on Dec 24, 2011 at 03:42 AM in reply to Population Control
      Actually, lions offer a reverse free lunch program called Survival of the Fittest. Kind of reminds me of capitalism.
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      by aw on Dec 24, 2011 at 05:12 AM in reply to Population Control
      You are so cruel,hope comments like yours doesn't come back to haunt you!!!!!
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        by Cruel? on Dec 24, 2011 at 07:49 PM in reply to aw
        I'm sorry. I hope your uncle doesn't freeze to death in his cardboard box this Christmas.
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          by Brittany on Dec 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM in reply to Cruel?
          You are so rude and inconsiderate. It is only by God's grace that you're not living in a cardboard box right now.
  • by Mike on Dec 23, 2011 at 09:32 PM
    Are there no workhouses or prisons?
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      by porkchop on Dec 24, 2011 at 03:08 AM in reply to Mike
      It is a ponderous chain indeed.

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