Lone Kinston homeless shelter needs your help

KINSTON, NC (WNCT)- The only homeless shelter in Kinston needs your help to keep its doors open.

This is the second year in a row “friends of the homeless” is short several thousand dollars. The shelter owns the building but one of its renters left. Now it needs all the help it can get in order to operate in 2016. The shelter needs 20 thousand to help fill the void, and right now they are 15 thousand short.

Head of board of directors Danny Rice said, “That $20,000 was a pretty big hit in our $70,000 budget so we just sounded the call to the community and they responded last year and we feel confident they’ll respond this year.”

The shelter houses 12 people each night. Rice says there is a need in the community for the shelter and hopes they can stay open for years to come.

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