Cold Can Be Deadly For Homeless

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 2/01/2013 6:23 pm
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Friday, temperatures plummeted into single digits.  For many of us, the weather is just uncomfortable.  For the homeless, it can be deadly. 

At Jacob's Hope Cafeteria, William Knickerbocker serves three meals a day to the homeless.  He enjoys the conversation.

"We talk about girls, we do the girl thing," said Knickerbocker.

He used to be homeless.

"I've stayed in the vestibule of Walmarts just to get out of it.  Bundle yourself up, because if you don't you're going to freeze to death out there," said Knickerbocker.

He spent about a year on the street.

"I've been burned out of a house, and my wife and I got evicted from a house," said Knickerbocker.

He's married.  The fire split them up.  Now his wife lives in a group home, while William lives in the Hope Center.

"We've been married 11 years, and I'm going to say this:  It hurts not to be with her, but I know it's for the best that we aren't together right now, because I couldn't take care of her," said Knickerbocker.

He hopes to get back with his wife soon.  Knickerbocker wants to spread a message about homeless people.  He says they are not contagious.  They are not bums.  They are just people having a hard time finding a home.
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