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National Homeless Count gets early start in Sioux Falls

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Volunteers are heading out into the cold early Tuesday morning to get an idea of how many homeless people we have in the City.

This count is put on by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority in Pierre. This count is done every year in September, but in addition it's also done every other year at the end of January. These counts will be done in thousands of cities across the country. Volunteers will help measure the scale of homelessness in the U.S. These counts will also help cities get a better picture of homelessness in the area to see if there's anything that can be done to help. Volunteers met at 3:30 Tuesday morning at Labor Ready in Sioux Falls.

Volunteers will be surveying homeless people at that site before heading to the Good Shepherd Ministry Center, and eventually the Union Gospel Mission. Later this evening volunteers will gather for a review of the forms and then they will be sent to the Banquet, parks, downtown, and a few other known spots. The volunteers will end the day at the Salvation Army Warming site.

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