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PhiLAnthropist: Count The Homeless

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Obama's national day of service last Monday hopefully inspired people to get out for more than just one day of service and truly get involved in their communities. PhiLAnthropist wants to help spread the word about the people and organizations in LA working to give back. Send us an email with volunteer opportunities or suggestions.

2009 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
Tuesday night marks the beginning of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's(LAHSA) three-night homeless count and they are calling on more than 3000 volunteers to help. The biennial count is the biggest in the nation and is crucial for providing data needed for funding and addressing housing issues. There is still time to sign up, and not to worry, no one counts alone.
Counts take place all over the city, from Santa Monica to the San Gabriel Valley to Skid Row and Hollywood, on January 27, 28 or 29th from 8pm-12am. For more details email LAHSA or check out their FAQ's.