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11/28/11-For those who couldn't afford to go out shopping on "Black Friday", it was "Bright Monday" according to the Reverend Larry Rice with New Life Evangelistic Center. For the 5th year now, he opened up his "Christmas Free Store" at the NLEC. Several tables were stacked high with items, and groups of people were let in for 15 minutes at a time to take as much as they wanted, free of charge. The NLEC Christmas Free Store will be open from 10 to 11:30 am through this Friday. Rev. Rice says they need a lot more in the way of donated items to help the estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people expected to pass through this week. Used toys, clothing, household items and gift wrapping can be dropped off at NLEC at 1411 Locust St. downtown. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

‘Homeless Jesus’ Sculpture to be Displayed at NLEC

The internationally known “Homeless Jesus” sculpture will be displayed at the New Life Evangelistic Center. It is a piece that displays Jesus lying on a park bench.

04/23/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announces new plan to provide shelter for homeless beyond downtown on April 9, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Finds More Shelter for Homeless

Director of Human Services Eddie Roth says the city is looking for a permanent shelter, but for now, bunk space is being made available at sites north and south of downtown.

04/09/2015

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Former Homeless Man Threatens to Sue City Over New Football Stadium

A former homeless man is going up against the city of St. Louis on the issue of funding for a new football stadium.

04/07/2015

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Singing Homeless Man Dies in Belleville

Community donations poured in for Randy Glore’s funeral on Monday.

04/05/2015

Austin McBroom heads to the basket against Southern Illinois on November 16, 2014 (slubillikens.com)

Austin McBroom Leaving Billikens

Guard says he’s looking for a new home for his senior year.

03/20/2015

The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

St. Louis Shelter Sues in Effort to Keep Operating

The Rev. Larry Rice’s New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has filed suit against the city in an effort to keep its occupancy permit to operate a shelter for homeless people.

03/04/2015

Photo KMOX

“Mayor” of Tent City Dies in Fire

The man who called himself “Hardware” was the spokesman for the homeless camp

02/27/2015

Larry and Chris Rice talk about lawsuit to stop St. Louis City Hall from restricting its help to homeless. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

New Life Center Fights to Help the Homeless

The New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless warns St. Louis City Hall a lawsuit is coming.

02/24/2015

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Only Handful of Residents Remain at Stan Span Homeless Camp

Extreme cold, arrests whittle down tent city’s population to single digits.

02/19/2015

Otis Woodard (Facebook/Otis Woodard)

Pastor Otis Woodard Dies

Advocate for homeless and hungry in St. Louis area was 78

02/14/2015

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