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Tonight 3,000 volunteers will comb New York City streets for the 2012 HOPE Count. Robin Hood staff and donors will be joining the group of volunteers again this year. It’s an invaluable experience for the Robin Hood community as well as important measure for our programs.
Conducted by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, the survey aims to get an accurate count of the unsheltered men and women living on New York City streets in all five boroughs and on the subway trains.
In the early hours of morning, teams of three volunteers canvass the specific zones to find out just how many unsheltered people live in our city and offer support services to those they may find.
The HOPE Count is a crucial resource for understanding and intensifying the fight on poverty.
Every Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Robin Hood honors these brave Americans with the Veterans Initiative we announced in August – an effort to eliminate street homelessness among veterans within two years. Robin Hood is connecting programs to address all aspects of veterans’ needs. With housing, medical care, job training and mental health support, New York City can be the first city in America to solve this problem.
Make this Veterans Day meaningful. Help us end street homelessness among veterans in New York City.