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Claremont to Participate in Homeless Count

Claremont city officials plan to participate in the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

Claremont city officials announced recently the city will participate in the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count and officials are looking for local volunteers to help with the effort.

The count is done in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Claremont organizers will be conduct their count Jan. 29. Current plans are to have volunteers meet at 8 p.m. at the Joslyn Center for some brief training, maps and materials before the count begins, city officials said.

Teams of two to four volunteers will be assigned to count specific blocks. No walking is required, because all Claremont routes will be counted from a private vehicle, officials said.

City organizers estimated each team would spend 2-3 hours in the field.

“This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to make an impact on the lives of homeless individuals and families that reside within our community,” officials wrote in a news release. “The data gathered during this count will be used to determine how resources and vital services are provided throughout the Los Angeles area.”

Individuals or teams interested in volunteering for this effort may go to the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count website and choose the team name Claremont Homeless Count. 

Anyone interested in more information can contact Lauren Marshall, Management Analyst at (909) 399-5356 or email her at lmarshall@ci.claremont.ca.us.

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