Our Town Reno

Derrick, Seeking a Downtown Gym and Barbecues for the Homeless

Episode Summary

Derrick Pillors was waiting for the overflow shelter to open up when we met him in downtown Reno. He has plenty of ideas on how Reno could help those without shelter. Why not have an empty warehouse converted into a gym with showers for those on the streets, he asks? Why not have the casinos organize free monthly barbecues for the community, including the homeless? He says he recently stopped getting his Social Security check so he’s scrambling to find work. He shared his story for this Biggest Little Streets podcast episode with reporter Scott King.