Men's Shelter of Charlotte

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Updated Sept. 15, 7:25 a.m.

Nonprofit organizations around Charlotte are looking for extra help as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolina coast.

Cole del Charco / WFAE

The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte near uptown re-opens this weekend after four and a half months of renovation.

Behind the renovations was an immediate need to repair failing infrastructure like piping and ductwork. But the shelter’s director, Liz Clasen-Kelly says there was more to it.