Volunteers needed to count Bellflower homeless

BELLFLOWER - Volunteers are needed this weekend to help count the homeless in Bellflower to possibly place them in permanent housing. Our Place Housing Solutions and People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) are organizing the count, which is based on a model conducted in Long Beach the last two years.Long Beach counted its homeless in 2009 and 2011, and 25 percent of those surveyed have been placed in permanent homes. The Bellflower campaign needs 100 volunteers to survey homeless people or help with data entry. Survey volunteers must be able to commit to working Sept. 24-26 from 4-7 a.m., while data entry volunteers must be able to work Sept. 26-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All volunteers must attend a mandatory training session on Sept. 23 from 6-8 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering should e-mail Kim Barnette at kimb@kingdomcauses.org. More information is online at facebook.com/bellflowercounts.

********** Published: September 22, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 23