Homeless shelter finally finds location in Floyd County

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - For years, many in Floyd County have worked towards creating a homeless shelter. Recently, they found a building to call their own in Martin.

"It is going to be different than what most people consider a homeless shelter," Gail Spradlin, president, said.

Spradlin says they will provide housing for men, women and families. The residents will go through a program to find work and get back on their feet.

"We want to get the word out to the community that it is going to be a safe place," Spradlin said. "We want to bring our community back and do more things for the community here."

Robin Slone recently joined the team as the secretary and treasurer. She believes this will help many in the community.

"We have people just walking on the streets trying to find shelter," Slone said.

Slone says in order to be operational they must do about $30,000 in renovations. They are fully funded by donations.

All donations can be sent to:
The Floyd County Homeless Shelter Inc.
PO Box 1747 Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653

Spradlin says the will host a community meeting and open house. They hope to be operating by Oct. 1.

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