Homeless measure temps with blankets : News-Record.com : Greensboro

GREENSBORO — Outside her dome tent in the woods, Yong Suggs has landscaped a tidy patch of gravel and keeps her slippers lined up neatly by the door.

“I’m a clean freak,” said the 58-year-old unemployed housekeeper, in an accent laced with her native Korean. “People say, ‘Oh, you don’t look like a homeless.’ No, I don’t want to look like a homeless. I don’t want to smell like it, either.”

But Friday, as one more bone-chilling night descended on a homeless camp downtown near Freeman Mill Road, the sheer hardship wore her down.

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