Cincinnati charity group blames freezing temperatures for homeless man’s death

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CINCINNATI (WCMH) — A homeless man was found dead at a Cincinnati bus stop on Tuesday and a homeless advocacy group is calling for more shelters from the freezing cold.

Kenneth Martin’s body was found at the Government Square bus stop in single-digit temperatures, WKYC reports. The Hamilton County Coroner’s office confirmed his death but have not determined a cause of death.

The founders of Maslow’s Army, a homeless outreach group, called Martin’s death unacceptable and have called for a 24-hour facility where homeless people can find shelter.

Maslow’s Army founders Sam and Susan Landis said on Facebook that they met Martin on their first Sunday outreach on Fountain Square.

We lost a friend and dear Maslow's Army family member due to a senseless death. You will be missed as you were so loved…

Posted by Maslow's Army on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Maslow’s Army is planning a memorial service for Martin on Fountain Square Sunday, Jan 28, at noon. Guests are asked to bring coats and scarves, and a collection will be taken up for burial costs.

Donations for Martin will be accepted through the Maslow’s Army website, www.maslowsarmy.org. A check or money order can be mailed to Maslow’s Army P.O BOX 14187 Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250.

Maslow's Army has learned that Ken Martin's life has been tragically cut short this morning. 12/26/2017 (He was found…

Posted by Sam Susan Landis on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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