Ross and Nichol in Hickory
From Richard Gould at the Hickory Daily Record:
For many Hickory residents, getting ready for bed includes blowing out a candle and zipping up the tent. There are dozens of homeless camps in the Hickory area, said Roger Cornett of Open Door Baptist Church.
On Tuesday, a Hickory homeless camp was the final stop when the Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina came to town…
“We recognize that charity without social change will not solve poverty,” Barber said. “We cannot ignore the other North Carolina – we cannot ignore the 1.6 million people that live in poverty – the same number as in the 1960s. There’s something deeply wrong with 1.6 million people living in property.”