KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A homeless camp of tents and tarps, of broken men and women, has more than doubled in size since the spring on the outskirts of downtown.
The camp clings to a bend in the Kalamazoo River, just off East Michigan Avenue.
Every day, strangers pull up with whatever the homeless need to survive — food, coats, firewood.
With the coldest air of winter coming, the needs will be even greater.
Sue Roebuck is one of the camp’s newest residents, a good neighbor who keeps a tidy tent. She especially appreciates the donated porta-johns and the trash service.
She moved here two weeks ago, she said, from the YWCA.
Roebuck likes her place — a four-person tent covered with a silver tarp. She plans to pitch that tent inside an eight-person tent.
“I’m hoping it will help keep me warmer,” she said. “‘Cause I am cold all the time.” read more…