Woman asking Warren County for help in opening homeless veteran shelter
A woman who hopes to open a shelter for homeless military veterans is asking a Mississippi county for help.
The Vicksburg Post reports that Eva Ford is asking the Warren County Board of Supervisors for money, saying someone stole the heating and air conditioning system in the planned shelter.
Supervisor Richard George says officials are trying to determine if state law allows the county to make a donation.
The city of Vicksburg donated $10,000 in April.
Ford is a nurse practitioner who retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She's trying open the shelter in a Vicksburg building donated by a car dealership.
She says interior work has already been done and that replacing the heating and cooling system is the last step before the shelter can open.