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Hastings Sudents Are Helping The Homeless and Hungry
The students and members of the community are preparing and packing meals during the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 9-15). They are also collecting winter clothing for those in need.

Help The Homeless By Donating Your Running Shoes
The Shoe Guy & The Shoe Gals is an organization that collects and distributes gently worn (with soles intact) running shoes to homeless people in Dallas. They give out the shoes 24 days before Christmas

Hennepin County Sees Increase In Homelessness Rate
The Minneapolis region’s is experiencing low vacancy rates for their affordable housing, as well as a reduction in federal funding for homeless prevention programs. These are just a couple of the reasons why homelessness has increased for the area and why more homeless shelters are needed

High School Student Wants To Collect Food To Break Record
A junior at Fond du Lac High School, Daniel Loomans, wants to break the Guinness World record for gathering the most quantity of food in a twenty-four hour period in order to benefit food pantries in the area.

Hiring The Homeless To Protest
In the downtown area of Washington, D.C., there are protesters for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters who chant slogans eight hours a day. Some of these protesters are homeless and are paid minimum wage

Holiday Concert Benefits Hope House Mission In Middletown
The Christmas Concert raised $5,000 for the homeless shelter. Right now, the shelter is at full capacity and has fifteen men on the waiting list. The shelter for women and children is full too

Homeless Are At Risk Of Becoming Victims Of Crime
Homeless advocates stated that the lifestyle of living on the streets is often quite violent. Murder cases of homeless victims are many times difficult to solve. Sioux Falls has experienced this crime problem in the past.

Homeless Capital of America Is Los Angeles
Union Rescue Missions have helped thousands this past Thanksgiving. The skid row area of Los Angeles has the largest concentration of homeless people in the country. About 57,000 people in L.A. County have been homeless on any given night

Homeless Children Population Increases - See How One Family Copes
More and more children are living in homeless shelters across the nation. One family in Daytona Beach, Florida, are making do until their situation turns around for the better.

Homeless Count For South Los Angeles To Be Done
On January 31, 2013, there will be a new homeless count for South L.A. There is a need for thousands of volunteers to make sure an accurate count is made for the area. The Los Angeles Homeless Authority (LAHSA) will administer the count and does it every two years

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