A Texas community has a large but fairly well hidden homelessness problem. Margie Taylor, the Emergency Assistance Marketing and Development Manager of Montgomery County, works directly with the local homeless but admits “You don’t know they are there unless you are one of the agencies that help to serve their needs.” Last year, she served over 350 homeless people, using over $150,000 to support them with food, housing, clothes, and electricity. Volunteers are asked to help out at the Empty Bowls Luncheon, serving food to the needy with several selfless community heroes. Taylor says, “You never know when something could happen to you or someone you care about that could leave you homeless. Many of us are one paycheck away from facing homelessness ourselves.” Read more…
The Courier: County Homeless Coalition
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