Groups Provide Shelter For Families In Frigid Temperatures

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Freezing temperatures have led non-profit groups to open a shelter for families and people who are homeless.

WCCB Charlotte was at Hope for Harvest Youth Center Saturday night where people had food and some cots to sleep on Friday night, the organization says 75 people stayed at the shelter.

There is no final count as to how many stayed Saturday night. Organizers argue County Commissioners should have opened up warming centers.

“We challenge them to actually go out and sleep on the bench overnight,” said Will Adams with Team Trublue.

“We have families that are sleeping outside. We have children that are sleeping outside. We had children that came in last night with pneumonia, and that’s terrible in the city of Charlotte,” said Team Trublue’s Charles Robinson.

Mecklenburg County homeless shelters did add more beds, and workers stopped most restrictions for entry so anyone can get warm.