COLD PATROL Helps Homeless On Cold Nights!

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(L-R) Ed Grimes and Amber Hampton on WGNS Action Line talking about homeless challenges.

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(MURFREESBORO) Being homeless is rough on sub-freezing nights, but especially on CHRISTMAS EVE. The Cold Patrol is helping the local homeless population.

Amber Hampton said the male segment is served by the Cold Patrol at First Baptist Church on East Main. The females stay at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the corner of East Main and Academy Streets.

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She explained, "There's no place to go on holidays. Most restaurants are closed, the library and public buildings are closed. It's a real challenge, especially when temps are in the freezing and colder range."

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Hampton noted the problem is more complicated than that . . .

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In addition, Ed Grimes reports that Murfreesboro Rescue has found suitable land that fits the city's vision for serving the needs of homeless. Murfreesboro Rescue hopes to purchase that parcel of land in 2019.

They also have a 28,000 square foot building designed and plan to construct it on the land over a 3-year period.

He quickly noted that Murfreesboro Rescue does not want to duplicate services that are already offered by other non-profits . . .

Grimes indicated it should be complete sometime in 2022, and would help to better serve the homeless population--especially on cold winter days and nights.

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