Beds Full at Lynchburg Salvation Army - - ABC13

Beds Filling Up at Lynchburg Salvation Army


Reporter: Catey Doss

Lynchburg, VA - The recent heat waves have sent many looking for a place to cool off. So they've turned to places like the Salvation Army in Lynchburg.

But workers here have actually had to turn some of those people away. All 20 of their beds for single women are filled right now.

There are a few available for families and single men.

Some are coming to cool off during the day, but others are looking somewhere to sleep.

"They're sleeping out by the bridge or in tents or out at Miller Park. You can do that when it's 70, 75, a little breeze blowing, but when it's 110 and only getting down to 80s and 90s at night it's very uncomfortable to sleep outside," said Jamie Warrick, director of Center of Hope.

Warrick also says if you would like a bed to look sooner rather than later.

There are other shelters available for those seeking relief.

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