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2011-01-13 00:00:45

National and state by state counts show recession-driven increase in homelessness unemployment, housing cost burden, doubling up shown as indicators of homelessness, Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 The recession contributed to an increase in overall homelessness from 2008 to 2009, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and family households experienced the largest percentage increase. The increases, coupled with worsening economic and demographic indicators...

2010-12-29 00:01:19

College Boyys Clothing and Romeo teamed up with the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club to help homeless families. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 28, 2010 College Boyys Clothing and Romeo teamed up with the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club to help homeless families. Not only did they supply hot meals and clothing but they volunteered their time. Romeo said, "In order to make a difference, you have to better understand who these families are and what happened to them. They are people...

2010-12-23 00:00:53

Local focus brings added meaning to Q3 philanthropic venture. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 Protocol Global Solutions today revealed the successful outcome of its third quarter 2010 philanthropic initiative that resulted in U.S. employees clocking nearly 1,000 volunteer hours to help their local homeless shelters and soup kitchens. "In today's economy, homeless shelters and other services available to the underprivileged are overwhelmed," said Chris Haerich, Vice President of...

2010-12-21 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stafford Foundation's Doing Good(TM) Campaign announced today the "Give Before You Get(TM) Project." The project is intended to encourage homeless and underserved individuals to spread the spirit of Christmas by delivering gifts to hospital patients across the country even before they receive gifts themselves. The Doing Good(TM) Campaign is providing twelve nonprofit groups in Cleveland, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Washington, DC...

2010-11-25 11:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Jordan Mission will celebrate its 67th Thanksgiving Day on the streets of Skid Row Thursday, November 25, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will lead thousands of volunteers in serving a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Banquet with all of the homemade trimmings to more than 2,400 impoverished children, women and men at the Fred Jordan Mission, located at 445 Towne Avenue, on the corner of 5th and Towne, Skid Row in downtown...

2010-11-19 13:06:25

Both groups suffer same health problems, poor diet and barriers to health care For every one person in Canada who is homeless, another 23 live in unsafe, crowded or unaffordable housing, meaning the country's housing crisis is even worse than previously thought, according to Dr. Stephen Hwang of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Those "vulnerably housed" people have the same severe health problems and dangers of assault as homeless people, said Hwang, principal investigator of a new report...

2010-11-13 12:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the 4th Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k walk commencing in Exposition Park, in downtown Los Angeles. With nearly 50,000 homeless men and women in Los Angeles County, nearly one-quarter of which are chronically homeless, United Way and its partners are working to drive community awareness and action as part of its year-round campaign to prevent and end homelessness. Over the past 3 years,...

2010-11-09 08:31:00

DETROIT, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clothing manufacturer and e-tailer, The JUSTUS Clothing Company, is pleased to announce its recently launched 1-4-1 Program. Under the 1-4-1 Program, for every item purchased on the company's website, www.justusclothing.com, a new pair of underwear is given away to a homeless shelter for those in need. The first community programs to receive donations are The LA Youth Network (Los Angeles), Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles), Compass Family...

2010-11-08 00:00:45

ClicktoGive is making a difference to lives around the world. In 24 hours, American click 4 billion times a day on their computers and smart phones. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 7, 2010 This year, the Bloomberg administration in New York City noted that the number of people living on New York's streets and subways soared 34% in a one-year period. In fact, there were more homeless people found on the streets in every borough. It has also been reported that Mayor Bloomberg's...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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