NC group helping homeless closes amid internal dispute

December 16, 2017 - 12:49 pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Fayetteville organization that provided meals, clothing and counseling for homeless people is closed amid an internal dispute.

Multiple media organizations reported that Fayetteville's City Rescue Mission abruptly closed this week and on Friday people emptied the group's repurposed white residential building.

The City Rescue Mission opened 43 years ago to help the homeless and hungry.

WRAL said resignation letters showed the organization's executive director and two board members left in August. But Gladys Thompson told The Fayetteville Observer she had only taken a leave of absence as executive director. Thompson said she and others moved to close the mission's bank account after some items were missing under the new management.

Fayetteville's Community Development Department head Adolph Thomas said he didn't know what was happening with the private organization.

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