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Volunteers Sought to Help with Point-in-Time Count

The annual Point-in-Time Count/Project Homeless Connect will take place on January 29.

Volunteers are needed to help assess and assist Middlesex County's homeless population at the end of the month.

Each year, Middlesex County examines its homeless population by doing a "Point-in-Time" count. The purpose of the count is to get an accurate number of homeless residents living here so the county can apply for funding to house them. 

In 2013, 1,528 people were counted as being homeless in Middlesex County, according to Coming Home of Middlesex County, Inc.

Of that 1,528 people, 667 of them were children. 

This year's count will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at three main spots in Middlesex County: Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick, the Salvation Army in Perth Amboy and the Woodbridge Housing Authority.

Survey teams will also head out into the streets throughout the county to locate people without shelter to be counted. 

Volunteers are needed to assist throughout the day with tasks like handing out blankets and hygiene kits and conducting surveys. Groups are also needed to sponsor donation drives in connection with the count, according to the county.

For more information on the Point-in-Time Count, including volunteer descriptions, click here

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