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Urban Ministries: Homelessness will rise during economic crisis

Posted October 15, 2008 4:33 p.m. EDT
Updated October 15, 2008 6:49 p.m. EDT

— With winter approaching and the economic crisis worsening, Urban Ministries of Durham is gearing up for an unprecedented number of homeless.

“The current economic condition of our country is pushing many people into homelessness, and Durham will be no exception,” said Greg Rowland, Urban Ministries’ vice-chair. “We are committed to increasing our capacity to provide food, clothing, shelter and recovery to everyone who walks through our door.”

Urban Ministries saw a 26 percent increase in distribution of canned food items between January 2007 and 2008, Rowland said.

If you would like to help Urban Ministries, call 919-682-0538.