Friday, September 20, 2013

Boulder homeless turned away at Red Cross shelter

Collin Vanderharr near his sleeping spot, which is underwater because of the floods in Colorado. Photo by Cecelia Gilboy of Boulder Weekly.

Many homeless people slept outdoors in Boulder during the flood -- even though the American Red Cross had set up an emergency shelter at the YMCA.

“They turned us away at the YMCA,” says John Morrow, who normally camps in the foothills. “There were about 40 of us.”

Tim Kosick and Black Wolf say they were turned away, too.

Although the Red Cross shelter’s decision to not admit the homeless was eventually reversed, tensions linger in a city whose homeless population already feels embattled.

Read the Boulder Weekly report here.


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