Everything's different in the light of day
I just reread what I wrote 14 hours ago. Looks pretty cynical.
Staying up all night is a challenge, but WOW do we meet some cool people. Something like 400 volunteers in the middle of the night wanting to do something about homelessness.
All that energy. Too bad it wasn't the happiest result. Homeless numbers are up.
From the press release:
"Over 125 teams, deployed from nine area headquarters, found a total of 2631 people trying to survive without housing or shelter throughout King County. This number is 15% more than the total number of people counted in the same areas last year. This morning’s unsheltered count does not include the estimated 6000 people taking advantage of emergency shelter and transitional housing."
Wah. Guess Nightwatch will be needed a bit longer.
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