Winter overflow shelters to open Tuesday in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- City with Dwellings volunteers and area churches are working together to open winter overflow shelters for the homeless.

The temporary shelters will be open Dec. 1 to March 31.

Men, women and children in need can sign up nightly at 633 W. Fourth St. They then will be transported to the either St. Timothy Episcopal, Augsburg Lutheran, First Presbyterian or Redeemer Presbyterian for a hot meal and a place to stay.

Russ May says the shelters housed about 95 people a night last year. He's anticipating less this year, thanks to some placed in permanent housing.

"We're seeing more people get connected with housing resources. Because of some of the volunteers that are actively involved here who stay in relationships with these individuals, they're keeping their housing," May said.

Those interested in volunteer opportunities can click here for more information.