Volunteers needed for homeless count

The city of Claremont will participate in the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count that will start at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Joslyn Senior Center, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ weekly update.

City officials are recruiting volunteers to help with the effort to receiving materials, training and maps as well as their assignments.

There will be teams of two to four volunteers deployed in the city to count blocks, according to the release.

A private vehicle will count all Claremont routes so no walking is required.

Each team will spend between two hours to three hours in the field, according to the update.

Data from the count will be used to determine how services and resources are provided throughout the Los Angeles area, according to the update.

The Joslyn Senior Center is at 660 N. Mountain Ave.

The count is being held in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

For more information or to volunteer, head to http://volunteer.theycountwillyou.org and choose the team name Claremont Homeless Count. Or contact Lauren Marshall, Claremont management analyst at 909-399-5356 or lmarshall@ci.claremont.ca.us.

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