Tifton homeless shelter making changes ahead of cold weather - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Tifton homeless shelter making changes ahead of cold weather

Posted: Updated:
Rod Maggert Rod Maggert
Brother Charlie's Rescue Center on Beech Street in Tifton Brother Charlie's Rescue Center on Beech Street in Tifton
The sign out front of Brother Charlie's Rescue Center The sign out front of Brother Charlie's Rescue Center
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • VA Clinic at MCLB gets good reviews

    VA Clinic at MCLB gets good reviews

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:05:30 GMT
    Dewey Hall, Army VeteranDewey Hall, Army Veteran
    The Department of Veterans Affairs moved Albany's Veterans Affairs clinic to the Marine Corps Logistics Base and expanded the services it offers.The clinic began serving patients Friday.More >>
    The Department of Veterans Affairs moved Albany's Veterans Affairs clinic to the Marine Corps Logistics Base and expanded the services it offers.The clinic began serving patients Friday.More >>
  • Local doctor reaching out to Liberia during Ebola outbreak

    Local doctor reaching out to Liberia during Ebola outbreak

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:07:48 GMT
    Dr. Frank GloverDr. Frank Glover
    The Ebola virus is responsible for hundreds of deaths in West Africa and there is no cure.The boarders have been closed off around Guinea, Sierra Leon and Liberia. One local doctor has been doing medical and spiritual missions work in Liberia since before the civil war.More >>
    The Ebola virus is responsible for hundreds of deaths in West Africa and there is no cure.The boarders have been closed off around Guinea, Sierra Leon and Liberia. One local doctor has been doing medical and spiritual missions work in Liberia since before the civil war.More >>
  • Albany business break in does costly damage

    Albany business break in does costly damage

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:55:55 GMT
    The owner of Impressions Made Easy says it will cost almost $900 to replace a door the burglar broke down to get inside the business.More >>
    The owner of Impressions Made Easy says it will cost almost $900 to replace a door the burglar broke down to get inside the business.More >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Brother Charlie's Rescue Center in Tifton is relaxing its requirements to get into the shelter because of the expected cold weather this weekend.

Rod Maggert, the center's case manager, said they're reducing the amount of paperwork people have to fill out.

"We relax a lot of [the] forms and paperwork when it is this cold so it's much easier for them to get in," Maggert said.

Maggert doesn't expect the cold weather to create a huge influx of people, but he does expect to fill a few extra beds.

"We'll get 5-10 extra people...we generally got 35-40 men in here anyway. We've got capacity up to 60," Maggert pointed out.

Brother Charlie's Rescue Center is a men's only shelter, but they are open 24/7 and Maggert said the shelter will make every effort to help find other shelters for families looking for a place to stay or get out of the cold.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.