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Help Count the Homeless

It's just one night. If you have the time, consider pitching in.
By Tim Rogers |

The point-in-time homeless count is about three weeks away, and organizers need volunteers. They already have about 500, but they need 500 more. Here’s why: “The Count, a requirement under federal law, helps communities and the nation as a whole, identify and understand the extent and nature of homelessness, changing trends in this area, and the measure of our success in ending homelessness.” Details:

When? Thursday night, January 26, 2017, 8:00pm-1:00am

What? The annual Homeless Count

Where? First United Methodist Church of Dallas, and Wilshire Baptist Church.

How Many Do We Need? 1,000 volunteers, registered as teams of 3-5 persons

Who Can Count? Anyone 18 years or older. This event makes for an excellent short term group service project.

How Can You Help? Register your team –,

What Else? Spread the word, online, using #dallascount2017 (all the info is pinned to the top of our Facebook and Twitter) and offline, using this flyer.

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