With cold weather approaching, Louisville 'Pop-Up Street Store' provides winter clothing for homeless
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The cold weather is coming, and community members want to make sure everyone stays warm.
That's the idea behind the "Pop-Up Street Store" in the Butchertown-NuLu neighborhood.
It's put on twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.
On the day of the event, people donate clothing and personal hygiene items.
Those who are homeless or low-income can then shop for free.
Organizers say there are more than 7,000 homeless people in Louisville, and winter isn't far away.
"We put a call out for coats and hats, scarves, long johns, socks, blankets ... anything so the homeless make it through the winter," Nancy Bohannon said. "Because some of them ... either there won't be room in the shelter, or they can't make it to the shelter."
Bohannon says anything left over from Saturday's event will be donated to area shelters.
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