Stephanie Elliot said she was completely taken by surprise when her son, Xavier Elliot, told her that he wanted to make clothes for homeless children, after learning what it was like to be homeless himself.
Good Shepherd Center, located at 811 Martin Street in Wilmington, serves as a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, and rehousing solution for members of the Cape Fear community. Each year, Good Shepherd provides approximately 85,000 meals to hungry individuals and families; shelters more than 900 homeless men, women, and children; and helps over 150 homeless individuals, including families, transition to housing.
Police say the homeless population continues to grow in the Port City, and it did not happen overnight.
Over the past few days Wilmington has seen several incidents involving men and women who call the streets home.
Organizers of a tour that focuses on people who are homeless, out of work or who are without health care, are holding a news conference to discuss details of a meeting scheduled for eastern North Carolina.