Upcoming Homeless Count In Need Of Volunteers
Homeless advocates are looking for volunteers to help in an effort to count the valley’s homeless population on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28 and 29.
At least 1,000 volunteers are needed to conduct a head-by-head count of the homeless population. Rural and outlying areas of Clark County will be counted on Jan. 28, while the urban areas of the Las Vegas Valley will be counted on Jan. 29. The count is critical to securing funding to feed and house an increasing number of homeless people in the valley.
This will be the third countywide effort to conduct a person-by-person head count of the homeless. Census organizers are asking for volunteers who have transportation and preferably a cell phone to participate in the counts. People living in outlying Clark County will be needed on Jan. 28. Residents in urban areas are needed for the count during the early morning hours of Jan. 29 between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. An orientation session will be held prior to the count to train volunteers and explain logistics.
For more information, call (702) 455-5832 or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org .
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