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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Several organizations in Brunswick County are hoping to build a shelter for homeless veterans in Supply. But to do that, they’ll need some help from Veteran’s Affairs.
Leaders from several area non-profits, government agencies and private groups met Wednesday morning to talk about bringing a 32 bed shelter to Brunswick County and other issues facing homeless veterans.
New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply has a several acre site it would want to build a facility on. It would be able to house 16 men and 16 women.
Toni Melvin Whitaker facilitated Wednesday’s meeting. She said there will be a better chance of the facility getting built if multiple organizations work together to apply for money to build the facility. She said even though official counts do not show that many homeless veterans living in the county, it is still a big problem.
"A lot of the veterans that are homeless have been trained by the armed forces to be able to go into the woods and setup camp and not be ever found by the people that are providing the count," she said.
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