Jackson County churches form new organization to help homeless

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A group of churches across Jackson County is uniting in one common goal to help others.

People stand inside a Jackson County church, talking. The group is made up of different people with perhaps different opinions, but this group has one goal -- to give help to those who need it.  They've formed a new organization called Room In The Inn of Jackson County.

"We've seen the need so much to help our unfortunate families, and brothers and sisters that are homeless," Board of Directors member Hoss Kazeroonian says.

The program will start on December 1st and run through the end of March. People who need help will sign up and undergo a background check. Then, they will be eligible for help through the program.

"We will house them, we will shuttle them to a designated church," Kazeroonian said.

Different churches across the county will provide a place to sleep and eat, some place safe out of the cold.  One church will host for each night.

"We believe that is one of our challenges from Christ to deal with those who are hurting, suffering," Dex Bender with St. Luke's Episcopal Church says.

So far, 11 churches are involved.  Other churches in the county are also offering help.

If you would like to help, visit the organization's Facebook page.