Cumberland Co. groups check on homeless, elderly during heat advisories

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — With Cumberland County under a heat advisory, efforts are being made to keep the homeless and the elderly cool.

With temperatures still in the 90s, various churches, city and county agencies are coming together to help those in need.

In fact, for the past three years, every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Christopher Davis and Force of Life Ministry feeds those less fortunate. This week, water is in high demand.

In addition, Chris Behlin is among those who call seniors five days a week just to check in. That effort was organized by the Sheriff’s office years ago.

“If I call and don’t get an answer, I’ll wait a while and then call back,” Behlin said. “I’ll send a deputy or police officer out to check on them, give them a well-being check.”

The well-being checks by the county are free.

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