When the temperature falls below 45 degrees, homeless shelter Grace Marketplace is filled over its capacity. The shelter offers 22 beds in the facility’s indoor shelter. Individuals who do not meet the requirements for indoor shelter can stay on bunks in the shelter’s pavilion. On these cold nights, the shelter also allows clients to stay inside the welcome center.
Firefighter Joey Malphurs is pushing for a bill that would help cover firefighters across the state who develop one of 21 kinds of cancer. The bill, HB 857, has 70 co-sponsors in the Florida House.