This story, concerning my neighborhood, aired on our local news last night. It caught me by surprise so much, I found myself weeping when watching it. At the same time I also wondered about the churches in my area: how many of them opened their doors to the homeless during this deep-freeze (wind chills here Monday reached 32-33 below zero). I tried doing a search to see if any reports were out there of local churches opening up their sanctuaries, but didn’t find any. Sadly when I called around to inquire, I was told probably not many if any did, as one woman told me over the phone, “they’d not want their sanctuaries dirtied”. Pray this lady was wrong….
Anyway, God bless this man and those who contributed.
BELLEVUE, Ky. — A man in Northern Kentucky made it possible Monday for some homeless people in the area to get a warm night indoors.
The homeless folks said they’ll be forever grateful they have somewhere warm and comfortable to go. WCPO reporter Amy Wadas spoke with some of those people.
A homeless shelter is never a guarantee of warm shelter, especially when it gets up to capacity during freezing cold nights. Everyone without a home wants a warm place to sleep, but there is not enough room to house everyone who needs a place to stay. The colder it gets, the faster the shelters reach capacity. So, a man in Northern Kentucky decided to help open some doors. Brandon Scott Perry, with the help of some volunteers raised enough money to put 12 homeless people up at the Comfort Suites in Bellevue. (more with news clip-video)