Homeless Count To Be Held Thursday, Friday; Volunteers Needed

January 29, 2009

Help is needed to find and help count the homeless population in North Escambia by 3 p.m. Friday.

The homeless count includes not only those that live on the streets, but those that are living in someone else’s home.

The EscaRosa Coalition For the Homeless is organizing the annual Point-in Time Homeless Count, a survey required in communities across America to obtain federal funding for programs that assist the homeless.

Items such as blankets, hats, gloves, flashights and more will be available for the homeless at the Carver Community Center on Thursday from 3 until 2 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at the New Life Baptist Church Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

January is also “Help the Homeless Month” in Florida as proclaimed by Governor Charlie Crist.

The count of the homeless is scheduled over a 24 hour period – from 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. tomorrow. If you know the names and locations of any homeless individuals in North Escambia, or if you would like to volunteer to conduct the surveys, please call the office of Ann Brooks at 256-2999 or email acbcpapa@bellsouth.net.

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