Provide Options for the Homeless
Updated: Saturday, February 8 2014, 11:34 AM CST
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jarrett Sharp, pastor of a new church in Kodak called The Way, wants to help provide a new option for the homeless in Sevier County.
His church has launched a building campaign to put together what they are calling The Sanctuary, which will provide temporary housing for up to one month for a small number of homeless people.
Sharp says church members found that a lot of people who had lost their house or apartment went to campgrounds where they could stay in a tent for $10 a night while they figured out what to do and look for a job.
Officials say Sevier County does not currently have a homeless shelter.