Volunteers count the homeless in Sheridan - KOTA Territory News

Volunteers count the homeless in Sheridan

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Sheridan volunteers hope Thursday helped spread awareness of the concerns for the community's homeless.

Volunteers of America asked anyone without a permanent home to come to sites like the Food Bank today for the annual homeless count.

Community members also stopped by to learn about the situations that lead to someone losing their home and how they can provide resources to help the homeless.

Food and other refreshments were provided for those willing to be counted.

Today's count will determine how much funding Sheridan gets to help feed and shelter the area's homeless.

"Getting this information back to Washington D.C., then they distribute funds back to the states to help; to help fund our homeless shelter.  We have one here that has 30 beds.  We wish there were more beds," said Claude Alley with Volunteers of America.

262 homeless persons were counted last year in Sheridan County.

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