Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This week's abnormal cold and the Ocean County homeless

Low temperatures and wind that made it seem like -40 degrees F provided life-threatening conditions to local homeless men and women.

WOBM did a story about Lakewood's efforts to provide emergency shelter. That story can be found here

WOBM did a followup article, "The Homeless and the Cold: a Dangerous Combination" by Jason Allentof. To read that report click here. 

From United Way of Ocean County: 
When temperatures drop below freezing, and conditions pose a threat to individuals who are homeless or medically fragile, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey helps people obtain shelter, food and clothing. Warming Centers are also opened during stated hours to provide residents with a place that they
can go to warm up. Here is the list:  
Nice theory. Unfortunately, Ocean County only has two and they are both in Little Egg Harbor.

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