THINK Together volunteers support City of Industry Homeless Count
Every other year, volunteers perform a national count of the homeless population to give community members, organizations, and business owners a clear perspective on homelessness within their local areas.
It also serves as good tool to measure the success of various programs. THINK Together volunteers supported the national count of the homeless population within the City of Industry.
“We were thrilled to see THINK Together join us for the City of Industry Homeless Count,” said Chris Ko, United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Program Officer for Housing Stability. “Ending homelessness always begins with knowing who’s homeless and what they need. And after the work we’ve done together to raise educational attainment, it was wonderful to join together on fighting homelessness as well. This was the first ever count conducted for the City of Industry, and it could not have happened without the enthusiastic participation of THINK Together. We deeply appreciate its commitment to raising the welfare of Angelenos across the County.”
Approximately 50% of all of the volunteers who participated in the City of Industry homeless count were from THINK Together.
“As a founding member of the Business Leaders Taskforce of Home for Good, it was natural to lead the count in the City of Industry,” said Fran Inman, Vice President of the Majestic Realty Foundation and THINK Together Board Member. “What I am most proud of is the synergy of partnerships that this event represents, Home for Good is a partnership between the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and THINK Together is a member of Los Angeles Chamber and a grantee of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.”
Inman said the assistance of these volunteers is critical to the success of the count.
“It is so important to have all of these groups represented in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count,” she said “We are most effective in addressing the needs of our community when we work together toward solutions.”