Counting the Homeless in the Cold
Updated: Wednesday, January 23 2013, 02:39 PM EST
WASHINGTON C.H. -- Faye Williamson and Jodie Baker suit-up in ski pants, heavy gloves and extra layers.
They braved the elements for one night; with temperatures dipping into the low teens and even single digits.
"We don't choose the night we do it," Williamson said. "It's the same time every year and... it always seems to fall on the rainiest, snowiest or coldest night of the year."
The pair are counting the number of homeless in Fayette County.
Last year, they counted more than 200 in Fayette and its surrounding counties. This year, they're hoping to find fewer, especially with the cold spell.
"(The count) helps our county get funding for the homeless," Baker said. "It helps get funding so they have shelter."
Funding that could come in handy during times like this with dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills.
Reporter: Shawn Kline