CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Impending winter climate could also be a snow day for some households, however for folks with out shelter, it poses an important threat.
“I believe for folks experiencing homelessness that is simply extremely a difficult time,” mentioned Randall Hitt the Vice President of Engagement with Roof Above.
This weekend’s winter storm shall be particularly difficult for Charlotte’s homeless inhabitants.
“We’re balancing compassion with security to make sure that we’re assembly probably the most fast wants of our neighbors because the winter climate approaches,” mentioned Liz Clasen-Kelly, Roof Above CEO.
Because of this Roof Above is increasing its in a single day shelter capability for 100 additional folks. The shelter often homes 537 folks.
The group can be increasing its working hours for the day companies heart on Sunday. Hours are extending from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to eight:00 a.m. to five:00 p.m.
“Clearly having the ability to are available in on that day and get in from exterior the chilly. Significantly within the morning, there shall be laundry, showers out there, and naturally each day of the yr together with Sunday now we have a day by day lunch from 11:15 to 12:15,” Hitt mentioned.
Hitt says donations are pouring in with greater than 500 blankets and different winter gear.
They’re giving blankets to friends and the group’s road outreach group is connecting with encampments within the space.
“They’re making their method out into the neighborhood to make it possible for they know what companies can be found, bringing additional provides for them, simply attempting to go out in the neighborhood earlier than this climate arrives,” he mentioned.
Roof Above’s three shelters home males however they need ladies, youngsters, and different folks to know there are extra sources inside attain.
That method anyone who wants a “Roof Above” their head will get one.
“The Salvation Military Heart of Hope is who serves ladies and we do coordinate for many individuals in our neighborhood, Room within the Inn, it entails church buildings and congregations,” Hitt mentioned.
The Salvation Army Center of Hope is positioned at 534 Spratt Road in Charlotte. The cellphone quantity is 704-348-2560.
The hotline for Room in the Inn is 704-334-3187 and the extension is 5002. It’s also possible to enroll on the day companies heart for Roof Above positioned at 945 N. School Road in Charlotte.
Roof Above additionally has a number of outside heaters positioned at its facility on N. School Road.
There may be additionally an emergency shelter on the Lucille Giles Heart at 3410 Statesville Avenue in Charlotte.
Roof Above can be handing out KN95 and N95 masks to friends and doing COVID-19 testing.
They’re shifting any with a optimistic take a look at to an remoted space.
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