Tag: "freeze night"

Keeping people warm, as temperature dips

Keeping people warm, as temperature dips

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

  UNITY’s Laniker Hunter and Brandi Gaines-Girard hand out blankets and ferry homeless people to shelters, on a recent freeze night as reported on WWL TV by Monica Hernandez: Watch it here, as UNITY takes to the streets.  

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Fox 8: Homeless Mother Reacts to City's 10-Year Plan Against Homelessness

Fox 8: Homeless Mother Reacts to City’s 10-Year Plan Against Homelessness

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Contributor: FOX8LIVE.COM STAFF Email: fox8news@fox8tv.net Print Story Published: 11/28 9:48 pm Share Updated: 11/28 11:26 pm New Orleans — On the day New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and UNITY of Greater New Orleans announced a 10-year plan to end homelessness, 25-year-old mother of three small children Trineshea Melton said she has been living the homeless nightmare since returning […]

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Cold Wind

| February 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Two in the afternoon, 38 degrees and a blustery southern wind pushed Katy and I to play a little cleanup.  A brutal winter by New Orleans standards forced the Abandoned Building team out of our normal routine of searching dilapidated houses and into the emergency freeze plan, temporarily halting our post-Katrina search and rescue.   We […]

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WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

| January 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News Posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM The homeless situation in New Orleans appears to be a growing challenge, with more people on the streets and limited spaces in local shelters to accommodate them. The issue becomes a special concern on nights when the weather is so dangerously […]

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WWLTV: On Freezing Night, Group Works to get Homeless into Shelters

| January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM NEW ORLEANS- On a night when temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, Clarence White is on a mission. The UNITY outreach worker canvassed the entire New Orleans area Wednesday, working to get people off the streets, and out of the […]

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The List

The List

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

I never sleep well on these nights. After 13 hours working the streets, an inordinate amount of stale coffee and a lingering sense of doubt, it’s kind of hard to sleep. At three in the morning I start thinking about the list. Every city has one and somebody has to track it. In New Orleans, […]

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Fox 8 News: Wintry Forecast Leaves Some Edgy over Potential Squatter Fires

Fox 8 News: Wintry Forecast Leaves Some Edgy over Potential Squatter Fires

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Reported by: Sabrina Wilson, Reporter Email: swilson@fox8tv.net Last Update: 1/10 6:43 pm New Orleans – The wintry forecast for the rest of the week has some people in the city nervous about the possibility of more fires being ignited by squatters. Those concerns are fueled by a fire which recently killed eight young squatters in […]

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WWLTV: As Temperatures Drop, Concerns Grow About Fires in Abandoned Buildings

WWLTV: As Temperatures Drop, Concerns Grow About Fires in Abandoned Buildings

| December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM Updated Monday, Dec 13 at 10:16 PM NEW ORLEANS — It’s a rescue effort in neighborhoods across the city. When temperatures plunge to dangerous, freezing levels — as expected Monday night — crews from UNITY of Greater New Orleans fan […]

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