Resources for people bracing cold temperatures without shelter
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Larry Roach recalls living outside in frigid temperatures.
“You’re scared,” Roach says. “And that’s why sometimes you have to move around at nighttime and you go to different places during the daytime.”
Roach is a live-in at Hope Mission in Morehead City. He said it’s the temporary home he never expected.
Thankfully, the nonprofit organization is there for Roach and others in similar situations, providing the basics often taken for granted.
“Especially as we get into winter months, we see an increase in people that are coming in with either lack of shelter, lack of clothing, lack of adequate things for winter,” Katie Nixon, Hope Mission senior kitchen manager says.
“We get a lot of volunteers and donations that come in mostly when the cold season strikes, winter coats, blankets,” Alex Buffalo, Family Promise administrative assistant says.
The two organizations have a similar vision: to make life a little easier for those who need it most.
Hope Mission says that when temperatures drop under a certain degree, it opens the shelter for people so they can get some relief from the cold weather.
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