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2013-11-23 16:20:16

Kobe Bryant Joins Over 12,000 Participants Who Mobilized to End Homelessness in the Homeless Capital of the Nation LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the 7th Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k run and walk in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. Lakers star Kobe Bryant, the event's Honorary Chair for the third straight year, addressed over 12,000 participants and gave the official start to the runners and walkers. With 58,423...

2012-07-12 10:25:00

CHICAGO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The burden of homelessness has a way of stripping away hope. Ten years ago, a small group of people with tremendous energy and compassion came together to form La Casa Norte (LCN), making a promise to provide hope for Chicago's homeless youth and families. Today, the organization along with founding member, Keith Decker, and executive director, Sol A. Flores, will be honored at the White House for their leadership and commitment to homeless youth. LCN...

2012-02-10 08:00:00

Homeless Los Angelinos and Their Pet Companions Are in Desperate Need of Help from the Community Carson City, NV (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 As homelessness continues to be an issue for Los Angeles, so does the problem of finding food and veterinary care for the pets of the homeless. Pets of the Homeless, a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food to the homeless and less fortunate in local communities across the United States and Canada, is asking Los Angeles businesses to...

2011-12-15 12:50:00

Mayors Issue Annual Report on Hunger, Homelessness in 29 Major Cities; Highlight Local Responses WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of a struggling economy and continuing high levels of unemployment, U.S. cities are feeling the pressure from increased numbers of hungry and homeless families according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) report on the status of Hunger and Homelessness in 29 cities in America (below) that was released today by the U.S....

2011-11-17 14:39:00

Contrary to public perception, the typical homeless person in America is a child NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for the Homeless, a social services provider that has served the neediest families in New York City for 25 years, released a public service announcement today to draw attention to the nearly two million American children who are homeless. The video was posted on Homes for the Homeless' YouTube channel in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness...

2011-11-01 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Apartments.com gives back to the community by kicking off a campaign to help end homelessness in their hometown of Chicago. Effective today, Apartments.com will donate $1 to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless--up to a maximum of $25,000--for every new "LIKE" it receives on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Apartments.com), during the month of November. The Chicago-based advocacy group was selected as the beneficiary...

2011-09-23 12:12:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent filmmaker, Michael Stein and tarp distributor Tarps Plus are helping an independent film get its message out and help the needy at the same time. They have set up tarp drives to bring awareness to the homeless and find investors for a film about someone who is homeless called "The Guitar Player." Stein will not be taking any fees for writing, directing or acting in the film and will be donating half of any profits he may get to homeless...

2011-09-04 11:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading U.S. tarps supplier, Tarps Plus, has signed on to support the independent feature film, The Guitar Player. The film is about a homeless man. Tarps will be donated by Tarps Plus to supply the feature film for "tarp drives." The tarp drives will be held at homeless shelters across the country. The film production intends on holding these tarp drives as an incentive for people to help fund the film as well as bring awareness to homeless...

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2011-08-24 15:24:59

  More than eight out of 10 homeless people surveyed by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and elsewhere have at least one chronic health condition and more than half have a mental health problem. People who are "vulnerably housed"–meaning they live in unsafe, unstable or unaffordable housing--had equally poor, and in some cases worse, health, the survey found. The underlying cause for these health issues is poverty, said Dr. Stephen Hwang, the principal investigator of...

2011-04-11 15:20:00

BERKELEY, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Ron Garret's chance encounter with a homeless person on the Santa Monica Promenade began a quest to see how he could help. A first time filmmaker, he set out to make a movie about homelessness with a happy ending. Today in the US economy many people are one check away from becoming homeless. There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States - roughly 22 of every 10,000...