Homeless Men Booted to the Street by Local Salvation Army

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December 19, 2011 – Rome Georgia:  Just six frigid nights before Christmas, 15 homeless men have been kicked to the street by the very organization whose mission it is to provide them shelter, the Salvation Army.

John Clayton Westmoreland, one of the men forced out by local shelter director David Lively, reported, “He sat us down and told us that the thermostat got broken.”  Next they were told that everybody had to get out or the police would be called.

And so on a night when the temperatures are expected to drop to the high 30’s, 15 men — in their 20’s to 60‘s — gathered their few belongings and took to the streets.  Rome is a small town without many options for those who are less fortunate.  Five of the men were taken in for the night by the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter, and four found a room at the Economy Inn.  The remaining six are unaccounted for at this time. Read More . . .

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