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A count of homeless people in Taylor County will be done Wednesday, with several agencies geared toward helping people pitching in.
According to Green River Ministries Executive Director Rosalind Strong-Porter, the annual homeless count will begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and end at sunrise on Thursday.
She said the goal of the count is to determine the most accurate number of homeless people in Taylor County as possible.
The amount of homeless people in a community helps determines how much federal funding it receives.
Strong-Porter says all of those who are living in a shelter will be counted, along with those who don't have a home.
She said having a count of those without a permanent home will allow for service agencies to better understand the progress of homelessness and help end it.
The residents staying at GRM will be included in the count, she said, and those who work at the center will help with the count. Those being counted will complete an anonymous survey.
Strong-Porter says she believes results from the count will be available soon.
The public is invited to help with the count, she said, and can call her to volunteer.
Located on Clem Haskins Boulevard, the Green River Ministries' "one-stop shop" building houses GRM staff and the local homeless shelter, as well as the crisis relief center, Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity and the Campbellsville Lions Club.
For more information, call GRM at 465-9880.