Lubbock homeless in tents to move to ministry land

March 3, 2011 6:42:00 AM PST
An agreement has been reached for about 20 homeless people living in tents in Lubbock to move from city land to a ministry's property. Volunteers and the homeless on Thursday were expected to transform an old office building into an area including showers, toilets and other basic needs. The move is expected within the next two weeks.

Les Burrus with Link Ministries last week offered the fenced private property that the nonprofit group had received as a donation.

City representatives, religious leaders and some residents of the tent city met Tuesday night and agreed to the move.