Living Hope and Salvation Army partner to combat hunger and homelessness

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Officials say homelessness is growing in Dothan. Two organizations are partnering together to tackle the problem before it gets any bigger.

Every Tuesday, Living Hope on Lena Street in Dothan gives out 75 free meals to the homeless on a first come, first serve basis. But as coordinator Michelle Michele explains, the problem is growing, especially in those between 18-30 years old.

"We see a lot of homeless people here,” said Michele. “There are about 200 people in Dothan who are homeless."

On Tuesday, Living Hope partnered with the Salvation Army to feed as many people as possible, people like Nicole Thomas. Born and raised in Dothan, Thomas comes to Living Hope about three times a week for a meal and clothing. She says the organization helped her get back on her feet.

"It's changed my life around. I used to hang around the wrong crowds and the wrong people. But when I started coming here, they changed my life around quick,” said Thomas.

The organization is looking to partner with other businesses to help the homeless, especially since winter is coming. If you are interested, you can contact them for more information.