According to “The Regional Task Force" on homeless families” the estimated number of homeless in San Diego County has been revised - More than 9,000 homeless now live in the county.”
Golden Financial Services is sponsoring a drop off for homeless families in Downtown San Diego on Saturday, October 13th, 2012.
According to a recent article in UT San Diego News “the point-in-time count found that the greatest number of the county's homeless families are in San Diego City. They numbered 5,895 of which 3,369 were living on the streets.”
San Diego Homeless Families are flooding the streets in downtown San Diego. Ruth Adorno said “It’s very sad because there are shelters available for some of the homeless families, but there are not enough shelters available for all the families.
This means that homeless families are left to live on the streets. We are selecting an area that is populated with primarily families and children living on the streets and we will be planning a drop off on Saturday, October 13th.
Golden Financial Services is urging as many people as possible to contribute clothing, blankets, tarps and small tents. If you live in San Diego, then you are invited to join the group of cars that will be meeting at a specific location to drop off the items for the homeless people.”
There will be police also meeting at the location to act as security making sure everyone is safe.
Ruth Adorno said “this drop off will not include food. There are many reputable homeless kitchens and places where homeless people can go to eat. Dropping off food to the already established organizations or shelters is a better idea than to do a drop off on the street because it ensures that the food is safe for the homeless people.”
The goal of the drop off is to supply the homeless families with enough comfort and warmth to get them through the winter months and that is why the focus is on bringing small tents, clothing, blankets, etc.
If you cannot join the drop off there are also options where items can be mailed to Golden Financial Services and someone else will bring the items to be dropped off on Saturday, October 13th.
If you interested in joining the drop off or if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact someone at Golden Financial Services by visiting http://www.goldenfs.org
You can also follow updates regarding the drop off, location information and all the necessary details by following Golden Financial Services on Facebook and Twitter.