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ECHO seeks more volunteers for PIT Count
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Tai Moses
The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition is still seeking volunteers to help conduct its Point in Time Count, a yearly census of the homeless population in Austin and Travis County. ECHO has already recruited 350 volunteers; another 450 are still needed. With the help of an efficient new digital survey system, teams of PIT volunteers will fan out into the community on the early morning of Jan. 25 to count all those who slept outside the night before. Volunteers will also distribute care packages of snacks, toiletries, warm socks and hats. Before being assigned to a team, all volunteers will attend a mandatory training, in person or online. PIT Count volunteer coordinator Axton Nichols said, “We’re excited by the level of community support we’ve seen so far. But we’ll need even more volunteers to make the PIT Count truly successful.” Sign up to participate at ECHO’s website, austinecho.org/PIT.
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