By Robert Noles
For the last eight months, the Opelika-based One Voice Shelter Coalition has been working to remodel a house in Beulah that The Bridge Church donated.
Consisting of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and bedrooms and a kitchen, the house will be a home for three homeless ladies. Later this month, coalition representatives plan to open another shelter to house 39 people later in the month.
The One Voice Shelter Coalition is working to assist the homeless population of Lee County. They want to provide safe, affordable shelter for those homeless and share the love of Jesus Christ with them.
Currently, there are 79 homeless individuals on the list for housing aging for the 20s to seniors. The coalition wants to help people find solutions for those that are homeless in Lee County that need of emergency, temporary or transitional shelter.
A person applies through the Lee-Russell Council of Government to place the application. Many of the homeless have jobs but do not make enough money to pay for housing. Often, they can be found living in their cars or on on the streets. The coalition helps them get where they can provide their own housing later.
During the ribbon cutting, Jean Causey thanked the following churches, groups or organizations for their donations and assistants to remodel the house: Lowe’s, A&E Metal, Point Broadband, Norbord, Ridge Road Baptist Church, Chief Blake Simpkins of the Beulah Fire Department, Phil Teague, Perry Construction, The Bridge Church, Rebuilding Lee County and the Lee-Russell Council of Governments.
For more information or to find out about volunteering with the coalition, contact Causey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Selena Daniel at email@example.com.
Editor’s Note: The article that ran in the hard copy of today’s paper stated that Observer Editor Morgan Bryce wrote the story, which was inaccurate. This story was written by Robert Noles, the Observer’s photojournalist. We apologize for the error.