Homelessness is a growing problem in Western North Carolina, compounded by the difficulty in counting all those who are homeless. That’s been a barrier to resources for those in need.
Living outdoors under a curious collection of tents and tarps isn’t easy, according to Sassy Fulp, but dealing with the wind, the cold and the rain aren’t even the hardest parts of it. “[It’s] people riding by voicing out opinions in accusations and names,” said Fulp. “Pieces of trash, get a job, pick up the trash, drug addicts, thieves.”