Street Reach closes overnight shelter to send message (update: reopened)

Jessica Park

Update August 17th:  Not a whole lot to say. The Sun News has the details.

 First Report: Street Reach officials won't tolerate people trashing their shelter.

Due to people trashing the building and using drugs in the facility, Street Reach has suspended the acceptance of new members. The Sun News has more details and quotes. Read them here.

This comes right on the heals as the number of people on food stamps has reached an all time high. Helping Hand, a crisis intervention center in Myrtle Beach, has seen 1,500 more people compared to August of last year. Read WPDE's take on the impact that the high demand is having on the local shelter here.  

Street Reach has a website and Facebook page.

Helping Hand's website can be found here and there Facebook page here