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March 25, 2009

Come In From The Cold

People in Greensboro, N.C. could tell early on it was going to be a hard winter for the city's homeless population. With the recession and the housing crisis, the city's shelters and overflow spaces were already full - and this winter promised to be a cold one.

Alice Bolton heard about that and began to wonder - why couldn't she put some of those people up in her church? She soon learned other churches and a community center were wondering the same thing.

Dick Gordon talks with Alice about how she convinced Pleasant Garden Baptist Church to set out cots in the fellowship hall and welcome about 20 homeless men. He also talks with Ron Clark, one of the men who found a home and a second chance there.

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