Local organizations helping homeless, low-income populations escape heat in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – If you’ve been outside this week, you know it’s hot. And this record-breaking heat wave hits the most vulnerable people in our communities the hardest.

Several local organizations are pouring all of their resources into helping the low income and homeless people in Charlotte cope with this heat.

“Our doors open at 8 a.m. and typically there is a line outside the door before they open as people arrive wanting to make sure they can get help with their rent and utility bills,” Crisis Assistance Ministry Chief Marketing Officer Liana Humphrey said.

“We’re able to assist people who are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level,” Humphrey said.

“Our is a women’s and children’s shelter," Broome said. "But we’ve just recently established private rooms for men and children.”

They’re also monitoring air quality levels to determine if they’ll need to offer anything outside of their normal operations.

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