Time to Count the Homeless; Volunteers Needed

By Doug Porter

Approximately 10,000 individuals, families, and unaccompanied children experience homelessness annually in San Diego County. Here’s one way that YOU can help.

In the early morning hours of January 25, 2013, roughly 700 volunteers will participate in WeAllCount locally. This event, led by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, enables local agencies to better understand the scope, impact and potential solutions to homelessness; allowing communities to qualify for funding that is critical to addressing and alleviating homelessness in San Diego County. Communities across the country will be conducting similar events during the last ten days of January.

Training for all positions is provided by Regional Task Force on the Homeless.  Anyone interested in volunteering can register Here. More information on the Regional Task Force on the Homeless can be found at: www.rtfhsd.org.  If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Cindy Williams at CountSD@rtfhsd.org


Doug Porter

Doug Porter was active in the early days of the alternative press in San Diego, contributing to the OB Liberator, the print version of the OB Rag, the San Diego Door, and the San Diego Street Journal. He went on to have a 35 year career in the Hospitality business and decided to go back into raising hell when he retired. He's won awards for 'Daily Reporting and Writing: Opinion/Editorial' from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Doug is a cancer survivor (sans vocal chords) and lives in North Park.
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