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Shelter to be built in Greenbrier county

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Greenbrier county currently  has no permanent shelter to house the homeless, but Walter and Francine Lockhart are working to change that. They hope to build Greenbrier county's first homeless shelter.

The Lockhart's need to first be considered for a grant, and find an architect willing to draw up the plans. In the meantime, the pair have dedicated their time to personally assisting those in need around the area through the program Homeless Inc.

The Lockharts arrange for places to stay, be it a motel or their own couch. They also provide food, clothing and anything else that is donated.

Homeless Inc. is a 501(c)3 volunteer program based out of Lewisburg. They are always looking for more donations and ask that anyone interested call (877) 478-5718.