Emergency Shelters Ready To Help On Arctic Night

12:25 AM, Jan 23, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Temperatures Tuesday night were expected to dip into the teens, making it the coldest night we've seen in over a year.

Imagine, for a second, being homeless on a cold night like that. That's why Greensboro's Urban Ministry opens its Winter Emergency Shelters. Churches all over the city open their doors to prepare meals and give homeless residents a safe, warm place to sleep. Tuesday, we stopped by the shelter at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Shelter volunteer Laurie Jones said, "We help them out, they arrive and we provide a meal for them every evening. We prefer it's a hot meal, a balanced meal. We serve them and they clean up the kitchen. "

Jones also said their shelter and the others around the city can still use help this winter season. They need volunteers to help serve meals. They also need clothing items: like hats, gloves, thermals and more to give residents to use once they leave the shelter. They also accept monetary donations. For details on how to help, contact the Greensboro Urban Ministry by clicking here.

WFMY News 2

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