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Local center shelters the homeless

With temperatures expected to drop Thursday night, officials with the Good Shepherd Center are working to get the homeless out of the cold. With temperatures expected to drop Thursday night, officials with the Good Shepherd Center are working to get the homeless out of the cold.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – With temperatures expected to drop Thursday night, officials with the Good Shepherd Center are working to get the homeless out of the cold.

Officials say this is not a new concept for their organization because they're doors are always open to anyone looking for a hot meal or a warm bed.

However, they hope the frigid temperatures will bring out people who wouldn't necessarily seek shelter at the Good Shepherd Center.

"There is a population that chooses not to come into a shelter, either because they don't want the structure or they don't like the rules," Senior Development Director at the Good Sheperd Center Jane Birnbach said. "When the weather gets really inclement like this and gets really cold, we hope that they will come in. And even if they take one baby step and take advantage of one service, we hope that in some way we have reached out to them so they will come back and take advantage of other services."

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