Friday, November 24, 2006

In CD8 and CD7: Homeless For The Holidays

A note from Tucson’s Primavera Foundation reminded me of what I should be truly grateful for. I am grateful for the fact that my family and I are not amongst the twenty percent of Tucsonans living in poverty. (U.S. Census Bureau figures)

This is the highest poverty rate of any city in Arizona.

Quoting from the Primavera Foundation mailing:

“The sheer number of people struggling to survive on the streets, in the washes, or in temporary shelters can be overwhelming. According to the Arizona Deprtment of Economic Development there may be as many as 20,000-30,000 homeless people on any given night. Children make up approximately 40% of the homeless population.”

Happy Holidays, All

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