City of Brownsville gets ready for annual homeless count

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:02am

It's a big job, trying to count every homeless person in Brownsville, but local volunteers will attempt to do just that tomorrow as part of a 24-hour nationwide survey.

"It's very important to know how many people who are in need, how many people we have that are homeless, how many people are going to be homeless, and who is homeless."

Helpers will visit, feed, and help the homeless fill out surveys. Brownsville volunteers will be divided into 4 quadrants of the city. Brownsville wants to count every homeless person in the area to be able to apply for more grants and fulfill the homeless needs.

"There's a number of grants applied for city of Brownsville, but if we don't tell the federal government our needs, they are not going to know our needs."

The volunteers will be conducting their count tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Reporting from Brownsville, Abigail Camilo, KVEO Newscenter 23.

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