Overflow homeless shelters in Winston-Salem need additional volunteers

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WINSTON- SALEM, N.C. -- A forecast of colder overnight temperatures could mean more guests at the Winston Salem overflow shelters.

Organizer Russ May with Anthony's Plot said amongst the different location there are about 60 men and women that check into the overnight shelters.

May said most of the volunteers now are affiliated with the churches who supply the shelter but there is a need for more than the average 20-30 volunteers to create a balance in shifts.

"We've got some really great advocates who are ready to do interviews and assessments and help these people to access the resources to get into housing, but we need volunteers so our advocates can free themselves up for those interviews,” May said.

Volunteers can assist with set up of mats, linens, check-in services, meal preparation of filling the 70 brown bag lunches and overnight monitoring.

The overflow shelters remain open nightly through March 31.


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