ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ginger Hicks takes pride in volunteering at an emergency Code Purple shelter.
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An organization in Asheville needs more volunteers to help with Code Purple nights. Those are nights when the temperature or wind chill is less than 32 degrees, prompting emergency shelters to open Asheville Buncombe County Christian Ministry needs 50-100 volunteers to help with Code Purple nights.
“I think a lot of us have had very fortunate lives, and so it’s a great way to give back to those that have struggled during their lives,” Hicks said.
She started volunteering three years ago and says the work is rewarding, and connecting with other volunteers keeps her coming back.
“For those of us that are retired, I think we miss that professional camaraderie, and so that’s one of the good things here too. You have a host of other volunteers to interact with,” Hicks said.“