[NEWS] Getting homeless people in from the cold | Project HOME

[NEWS] Getting homeless people in from the cold

 

Sam did not die Wednesday night.

Despite the cold and the untold ounces of Hurricane Malt Liquor he drank; despite shivering uncontrollably in his bed of ragged blankets beneath I-95 in South Philadelphia - Sam survived.

That's because a team from Project HOME and the city's Department of Behavioral Health cajoled and begged the homeless 52-year-old native of Ho Chi Minh City to let them take him to the emergency room at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in the midst of a code-blue alert under a frigid moon.