Rev. Larry Rice to Open New Homeless Village In St. Louis County
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX)-The Rev. Larry Rice and the New Life Evangelistic Center plan to set up a new camp for the homeless.
Just like previous camps that have been shut down by authorities it will be called “Integrity Village” and it will be located at 3950 Lada Avenue.
The Rev. Rice says its land that was donated to New Life.
He says there will be a security team in place to make sure all county codes are followed, and that there is no alcohol, drugs or weapons.
The Rev. Rice says St. Louis County building codes allow for up to fifty small tents on the property for ninety days.
The latest Integrity Village is located to the SouthEast of Lambert Airport off Natural Bridge.
St. Louis County officials say they will be there Saturday morning when the Reverend Larry Rice opens a new homeless encampment.
County Executive Charlie Dooley says he has heard from residents near the site on Lada, near Natural Bridge and North Hanley, and he will make sure it does not violate county ordinances.
The Rev. Rice is planning a press conference at the site at 9 am.