CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Volunteers are converting a former gas station in Junior into something that Barbour County doesn't have -- a homeless shelter.
Roconda Daugherty and Raymond Hicks say shelters in Harrison and Randolph counties are currently housing people from Barbour because they have nowhere else to go. The volunteers aim to fix that by May 3.
Hicks tells WDTV that some churches have been helping the homeless for years, but the community doesn't realize it. He says they'll now have a central location.
Hicks says the shelter can accommodate about 20 people, and residents shouldn't worry about their safety. A curfew will require tenants to be inside by dark, and the managers will be vigilant in preventing drug use.
Junior Police Chief Jody Haller says that's important to the shelter's success.